Thugs block roads in Granville to protest crony's killing

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Residents in Granville, St. James are facing difficulty leaving or entering the community as thugs blocked several roads Monday morning and reportedly fired shots.

Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay, head of the police Corporate Communications Unit, said the incident stemmed from an operation in the community on Saturday in which a man was killed by the police.

Superintendent Lindsay said his cronies are wreaking havoc in the community as residents are reluctant to support their protest.

The deceased is Curtis Coke of a Gordon Crescent address. At the time of the incident, a 9 milimetre pistol was sezied from him. The killing is being investigated by INDECOM and the Inspectorate of the Constabulary.

Meanwhile, Superintendent Lindsay said the police are trying to restore order in the Granville.

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