Suspect’s killing by police ‘justifiable’, jury says
A coroner’s jury has said that the shooting death of a 30-year-old suspect by police last January was justifiable.
Police went to a club in Central Pines, Abaco on January 19, 2018 after receiving reports of a man discharging a firearm into the crowd.
When the officers arrived, Calvin Edgecombe was still armed — and allegedly pointed his weapon in the direction of the officers who fatally shot him. The officers’ account was substantiated by surveillance footage from the club.
Police recovered a loaded gun from the deceased.
Deputy Coroner Ancella Evans presided over the inquest that ended on February 8.
Anishka Missick marshaled the evidence and Kara Butler-Wight represented Edgecombe’s estate.
The officers, Inspector Christian Leary and Sergeant DeNairo Lewis, represented themselves.