Ex-cop who killed Instaboss arrested and will face court on Monday

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A former member of  the Jamaica Constabulary Force, who fled to the US while being sought in connection with the fatal shooting of an entertainer in St. Mary, has been charged with murder. a day after was deported by US law enforcement.

Mr. Thompson was implicated in the fatal shooting of Mr Pearson at a dance in Trinity, Port Maria on May 7, 2017. It was reported that Mr. Pearson and the cop got into an altercation over a woman when he was shot several times. 


Thompson, 24, has been officially charged for the murder of 31 year-old Kriston Pearson, otherwise called Insta Boss, who was an entertainer of Islington, St Mary.


The ex-cop, who is being represented by attorney Peter Champagnie, is booked to appear in the St Mary Parish Court on Monday.


 The probe by The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) into the fatal shooting of Kriston Pearson, on May 7, 2017, concluded with ex-cop's arrest. The Commission’s Report with recommendation for charge of the former JCF officer was submitted for ruling earlier this year. The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) confirmed the recommendation.  


Mr. Oshane Thompson, had been a suspect in the incident and was interviewed under caution by the Commission. Shortly after he resigned from the police force and left the island to the United States of America (USA). INDECOM had since made enquiries of American officials to ascertain his location. INDECOM’s Assistant Commissioner, Hamish Campbell has noted that the Americans have provided consistent support and assistance to Jamaican law enforcement in securing the proper return of persons, who have left the country. “The support of US agents in assisting INDECOM is significant and important. INDECOM is grateful for the support of the ODPP, JCF and US authorities to secure his return.”


In March this year, he was arrested on immigration charges by deportation officers in New Jersey. The US State Department revoked his visa after the authorities received information that he was in New York.


On August 2, the former cop was ordered removed by an immigration judge in New York City, and waived his right to appeal.


Mr. Thompson was arrested by JCF officials on Thursday, August 30 upon his return to Jamaica, and will be put before the Court in the upcoming week for the charge of murder of Mr. Pearson.






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