UPDATE: Police shot victim in Bank Hall incident

The man shot dead in Dash Gap, Bank Hall, St Michael this morning has been identified as Selwyn Knight and lawmen say a policeman was the one who pulled the trigger.

The 57-year-old Bank Hall resident died at the scene after being shot around 6:50 a.m.

A statement from police said two men were taken into custody. One of them is receiving medical attention at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital as he was also shot.

“One of the victims was armed with a knife which was recovered along with other property,” the statement from police public relations officer Assistant Superintendent David Welch said.

He said a senior officer has been assigned to investigate the shooting.

Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the shooting or has any information, to call telephone number 430-7189.

24 Responses to UPDATE: Police shot victim in Bank Hall incident

  1. Terry Clarke
    Terry Clarke March 15, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    It’s time the police start to do what is necessary to either apprehend, or put down the ones that need to be put down.

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    • PhatKat Kalonji
      PhatKat Kalonji March 15, 2015 at 3:17 pm

      Do u know the circumstances? Then u should reserve ur opinion

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    • Alisa Wilson
      Alisa Wilson March 15, 2015 at 5:36 pm

      “Need to be put down”…are they dogs? Smh

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      • Justice For All March 16, 2015 at 10:31 am

        Yes, they are dogs. On second thoughts they are more than dogs if they are going around hurting and robbing innocent people

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    • Krystle Peterkin
      Krystle Peterkin March 15, 2015 at 5:43 pm

      Terry Clarke are you in the Closet like the Thief and Policeman….. You’re clearly in the dark on this one, so please don’t say things when you don’t know what happened in the wee hours of this morning….

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  2. Dick Forde
    Dick Forde March 15, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    I confused.

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  3. Charles Vanvieldt
    Charles Vanvieldt March 15, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    I so lost….

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  4. Andrew Charles
    Andrew Charles March 15, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Tragic! 🙁

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  5. Frederick Walcott
    Frederick Walcott March 15, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    HOLD WANNA HORSES AND WAIT TO HEAR WHUH REALLY HAPPENED. It may be worse that everybody imagines.

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  6. Sayanne Peterkin
    Sayanne Peterkin March 15, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    waittttttt…..d police actually admit that one of their own did the crime….smh

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    • Tony- Speaker- Waterman
      Tony- Speaker- Waterman March 15, 2015 at 6:40 pm

      @Sayanne Peterkin!!!! Why are you labelling it as a Crime, have you any grounds to support that assumption???

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    • Krystle Peterkin
      Krystle Peterkin March 15, 2015 at 6:59 pm

      @ Tony-Speaker-Waterman you yourself said and I quote ( The Police Investigating Themselves, where is the TRANSPARENCY) , if Crime is a harsh word for you does Accident or Incident sound more appropriate…. I guess no one is Above the Law… Smh

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  7. Sayanne Peterkin
    Sayanne Peterkin March 15, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    R.I.P to the father…..imagine you’re trying to protect your own and end up dead in the end and the real perpetrator is still alive……. the people who are suppose to serve and protect could as well have been at home sleeping…….smdh

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  8. Tony- Speaker- Waterman
    Tony- Speaker- Waterman March 15, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    @Acting Commissioner of Police !!! This is NOT good, “”a senior officer has been assigned to investigate the shooting.””, The Police Investigating Themselves, where is the TRANSPARENCY.
    To show you how intransparent the results will look, weather it is true or False, i will make this Prediction. “”This was a good Shooting, there was no wrong doing in respect of the Officer Concerned”” this will the final report from the Police Department. This is MY PREDICTION.
    We Need a “”SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS UNIT”” to deal with these types of Incidents where Police officers are Involved, with The Death of or Injury to any Member of the Public. My suggestion fpr a Three member Unit is :-Monsigneur Blackett, Retired Judge Faith Marshall,and A Prominent Business Person.

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    • Terry Clarke
      Terry Clarke March 15, 2015 at 9:50 pm

      Tony-Speaker Waterman, why Monsingnor Blackett? We need independent investigative contractors that have no local connections nor association thereof. If you have Judges objecting sitting in hearing of the Clico saga. ….I say no more.

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    • Frederick Walcott
      Frederick Walcott March 15, 2015 at 10:17 pm

      Wait a minute, what are we really calling for? Some people (I have no recollection of who) claim that senior men in the squad are very impartial and so transparent that they are often accused in some quarters of being virtually invisible. Are they? I also heard some people (I have no recollection of who) saying that we love things from foreign so should not be surprised if we have brought in some of the police-shoot-to-kill behaviour and white washed investigations from up north.

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  9. Carolyn Sargeant
    Carolyn Sargeant March 15, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    Mr Tony- Speaker- Waterman you aint want the job .

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  10. David Evelyn March 16, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Rest in Peace Blues you were one of the nicest bartenders in lights and conversations with you were always memorable and I wish I could have one more drink with ya …… and my condolences to the family…… he was truly a kind person.

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  11. Kyle March 16, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    I don’t know why Barbados newspapers cannot get their stories right…I get the urge to publish the or “scoop” the story first but at least update the story properly as more facts become known… Stupes!

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