RESIDENTS OF Richmond Gap, St Michael, are denying a police claim that a young man from the area who was shot on Saturday had threatened them with a firearm.
Yesterday, lawmen issued a news release in which they said that police shot a man they did not identify after he drew a gun on them as they patrolled the area. Relatives and residents named him as 22-year-old Shanniel Marshall.
Tension has been growing in the district since last month when police alleged they were assaulted by a household and charged several people as a result.
On Wednesday, Jermaine Forde, a 26-year-old, was shot dead in the same neighbourhood by a gunman who is still on the run.