Norwood residents block the road in protest over police killing

24 February
Tension continues to mount in war-torn Norwood, St. James which was the scene of a quadruple police-killing on Tuesday.

Residents of Ooga Lane led a fiery demonstration Wednesday morning claiming that two youths from the community, Kemar Henderson, 24, and a youth known only as “Keva” or “Nerd”, were killed by the police in cold blood.

From minutes after 10am, angry residents used all sorts of debris to block the Ooga Lane Norwood Mainroad intersection.

According to the residents, both youths surrendered to the police but were taken inside the house and killed.

“Why they couldn’t bring these two innocent youths in and investigate them like them bring in the wrong doer sergeant and held for the 18 guns and nearly 11,000 rounds of ammunition seized (on Munster Road in Kingston),” one resident asked.

Firefighters have put out the blaze.

In the meantime a Bureau of Special Investigation team visited the area to probe the police killing of the two youths and two others in the community Tuesday afternoon.

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