Family members and St Citizens are calling for protest action to be taken against Guardsman Security Company for the alleged shooting death of Munro College past student and Teacher – Haile
LBC NEWS understands that Clacken a Teacher and a past student of the popular all boys school Munro College suffers from bipolar disorder( also called manic depression) hopped on to a Guardsmans Security Armored Truck in Junction St Elizabeth. One family member is reported to have said that the truck journey with Clacken from Junction to Cheapside where it stopped and the security guards aboard alighted from the vehicle after which Clacken was shot dead. Persons on Social media, citizens and family members have described Clacken as a good man who was just ill, and accuse the security guards of being trigger happy.
“Haile is harmless and couldn’t hurt a fly. He was begging for his life and they still killed him. I want a protest against the Guardsman Security Company” one family member lamented.
The Guardsman Group nor the Police have yet issued an official statement on the alleged shooting incident.
In the mean time an entire parish is mourning and extremely angry at the situation.
“Them never have to kill the youth. The youth just sick. Why would they drive pass the police station and go all the way to Cheapside before they stopped the truck if they genuinely thought they were at risk. The man was unarmed and begging for his life when the truck stopped. The entire parish must protest against Guardsman” another person said.
Several legal minds and former Member of Parliament for North East Elizabeth – Kern Spencer is calling for a swift and thorough investigation into the matter. “An entire parish is hopping mad at the moment and all sorts of speculations are swirling around.
Spencer when on to say : “In the interest of Justice I would suggest that the Police force acts swiftly on the matter. I would also suggest that the eye witnesses come forward and tell the police all that they know. I know the family members of young Haile Clacken personally and want to ask God to guide and protect them in this time of grief.”
Meanwhile MP for Southwest St. Elizabeth, the JLP Foyld Green, was in shock at hearing the news. Writing on his Facebook page he expressed his shock and disbelief at the death of Mr. Clacken saying essentially he was a good man and didn’t deserve to die this way.
The sitting Councillor for the Pedro Plains Division in the St. Elizabeth Municipal Corporation and former Mayor of Black River, Jeremy Palmer also expressed his shock at the death of Mr. Claken. Writing on Social media Platform Facebook, Mr. Palmer said he will not pass judgement on the shooting, but only a thorough investigation of the matter will suffice. He called upon the police to do just that.