Tuesday 18 September, 2018

UPDATE: Father of two dies after altercation in Van Stand

A father of two young daughters, Kemar Gooding, will not get to see them grow up, as his life was taken after an altercation this morning.

A conductor by profession, one friend of the deceased told Loop News:

"He would just laugh all de time. He would always be laughing, always skinning his teeth. He was quiet. He was real humble. Everything was a joke for he."

Nicknamed 'Imar', the former Lester Vaughan Secondary School student, was pronounced dead at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH).

The friend went on to say, with tears running down her cheeks, "He not gonna get to see them [his daughters] grow up and them ain't gine have their daddy. That's not fair! And I don't know what his 'mummy' will do, because she couldn't do anything without Kemar."

According to police, they are conducting investigations into the circumstances which resulted in the unnatural death of Gooding sometime between 9:30 am and 10:00 am, today, Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at the Constitution River Terminal, Nursery Drive, St. Michael.

Police reported that around 9:40 am today, they received a report of an altercation between a group of men at the Constitution River Terminal, Nursery Drive, St. Michael.

On responding to the area, Police learned that a man who reportedly suffered various wounds and injuries during that altercation was transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by a private motor vehicle.

Further investigations revealed that Gooding, 23 years of Ellerton, St. George was pronounced dead whilst receiving treatment at the Accident and Emergency Department of the Q.E.H.

Investigations into this matter are continuing.

Police are asking anyone who can provide any information that can assist with these investigations to call Criminal Investigations Department at 430-7189, Central Police Station at 4307676, Police Emergency 211, Crime Stoppers at 1800 –TIPS (8477), or the nearest police station.              

River Van Stand altercation turns deadly

[Original post: 11:50 am, Tuesday, March 27, 2018]

Family and friends of a young man have been thrown into grief this morning.

Police are at this time investigating an unnatural death which occurred around 9:30 am today, Tuesday, March 27, in the River Van Stand, Bridgetown, St. Michael.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer, Acting Inspector Rodney Inniss, an altercation between two males resulted in one being rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) due to injuries sustained but he succumbed to his injuries.