Confirmed: Teen shot dead by police in Mountain View





19-year-old Romarko Wilson was shot and killed by the police on Jarrett Lane in Mountain View, East Kingston yesterday evening. No details have been released by the police as to the circumstances in which he was fatally shot. Resident yesterday mounted roadblocks in protest and have claimed that the 19-year-old was killed cold blood.



  
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19 killed in renewed Gaza airstrikes by Israel

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