Retired Police Commits Suicide After Killing Three

 

Police say that retired police sergeant Osbourne Whitton, 58, killed Corporal Bevon Hutchinson-Anderson, 43; her 12-year-old son Keinon Shaw and the boy’s father, Rohan Shaw, 45, in Manchester late last night.

The circumstances surrounding the shootings are sketchy but lawmen say after killing the three, the former cop turned the gun on himself.

Following that incident, Police Commissioner Owen Ellington has urged former police officers to seek counselling if they are troubled.

He also appealed to those in the Force to assist colleagues with personal problems by informing supervisors so that action can be taken, and he further called on supervisors to pay close attention to the welfare of those whom they lead.

The latest murder-suicide comes a week and a half after Corporal Wayne Llewellyn shot his estranged wife, his stepdaughter, mother-in-law, father-in-law and brother-in-law before committing suicide. His wife was the only one who survived the 7th April shooting.

Following that incident, the top cop had instructed that officers who show signs of emotional instability would be disarmed of their service and personal firearms.

(This article was written with content incorporated from a Caribbean360 press release)

 

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