Carenage teen killed in shooting to be laid to rest
Friends and family will gather to pay their respects and say farewell to 14-year-old Naomi Nelson, who was tragically killed during a shooting involving police officers in Carenage earlier this month.
The funeral service was scheduled to take place on Monday at the L’Anse Mitan Recreation Grounds in Sea View Gardens.
Nelson was fatally shot the night of May 3, in Big Yard, Carenage, during an alleged shoot out between criminal elements and police officers.
That night a total of seven persons were shot – including Nelson and five other civilians.
One officer, identified as PC Peltier, was shot to the upper right chest.
Nelson, along with Kareem “Baldwin” Roberts, 27, and Keron “Frosty” Eve, 30, were fatally shot in this incident.
Western Division police, under the supervisions of ACP Forde and Snr Sup Pragg, are expected to maintain a presence around the service to ensure that the peace is maintained in the area.
Residents have claimed that the officers who were involved in the incident, when they allegedly returned fire upon being confronted by a gunman, were facing a group of civilians.
Thus residents blame the three deaths on the officers, who they say opened fire indiscriminately.
However, police have fervently denied this, maintaining that the officers involved were not facing civilians at the time.
However, no ballistic tests have been provided to the media or public yet, to definitively say if the bullets that killed the trio were from the firearms issued to the police.
More on this as it becomes available.