RELATIVES of Latoya Monte, the 34-year-old woman who was fatally shot during an alleged confrontation with the police moments after 6:00 pm on Monday in the Kingston 10 area, are insisting that she was murdered, contrary to information released by the constabulary.
The police, in a tersely worded statement issued yesterday, said Monte, of Maxfield Avenue in Kingston “was fatally shot during a confrontation with the police at about 6:50 pm on Monday, June 29 in East Bloomsbury Road, Kingston 10”.
One of the deceased's brothers, Kevin Monte, told the Jamaica Observer that: “When I went and identified the body last night I was told by the police sergeant that it was sometime around 2:30 in the afternoon [that there was] an altercation between my sister and a taxi driver on Hagley Park Road.
The passenger, they said, pulled a gun on the taxi driver; the taxi driver drove away, made a phone call to the police that someone pulled a gun on him and gave them the licence plate and... ray ray...” Monte recounted.
“So the police drove through the area [Richmond Park and Hagley Park] and in the evening part them buck up the vehicle, pull over the driver, and dem seh she back a gun pon dem and dem shoot har, kill har.