Sunday 15 September, 2019

Man, 19, shot and killed by police in Beetham

A 19-year-old man was shot and killed in Beetham on Wednesday morning.

He has been identified as Akiel Thomas of Beetham.

According to reports, officers were conducting an exercise in Hell Yard, Beetham around 6 am, when they observed Thomas with a firearm in his possession.

He allegedly pointed the weapon at the officers, forcing them to open fire.

Thomas was hit in the chest.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

 

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