Jamaica police fatally shoot 23-year-old man

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Associated Press

Posted on January 4, 2014 at 9:07 AM

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Police in Jamaica have fatally shot a man in the island's western region.

Police said late Friday that 23-year-old Lasanie Miller died in a confrontation with officers in Westmoreland parish.

An independent commission responsible for investigating alleged police abuses has taken over the case.

The commission is handling roughly 1,600 instances of alleged abuses by officers, with more than 60 percent of those cases involving allegations of fatal shootings, assaults and shooting injuries.

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