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Suspect’s killing by police ‘justifiable’, jury says

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.

 

Artesia Davis

Senior Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.

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