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INDECOM probing policewoman whose gun killed her 5-y-o son

Investigators from the Independent Commission of Investigation (INDECOM) have said the mother of the five-year old boy who reportedly shot and killed himself in Portmore, St Catherine on Saturday has been placed under investigation.

INDECOM officials said the investigation will seek to question the woman to ascertain details as to what took place in the incident that resulted in the loss of the life of her child, Vernard McCardy Salmon.

Reports are that at about 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, residents of the Monza section of Portmore heard an explosion and alerted the police.

The response unfolded the tragic death of the child, reportedly through the use of a gun.

Since news of the incident began circulating, information has reached Loop News that points to what may have taken place, resulting in the death.

Reports from police sources are that the woman placed her service pistol on top of a wardrobe, and was in another area of the house, when she heard an explosion and subsequently realised that the child had shot himself.

The child was rushed to a nearby medical facility, where he was pronounced dead.