RESIDENTS in Biche blocked roads and protested yesterday after Nigel "Beenie Man" Jones was shot and killed by police officers.
Jones's neighbours alleged he was "wrongfully shot" and called for justice over his death.
But a senior police officer told the Sunday Express that it was a cutlass attack on police officers that led to Jones being fatally shot.
Jones's father, Seecharan Jones, 76, said his son left home around 7 a.m. on Friday with corn, cucumber and patchoi seeds and headed for work in a garden with a woman.
He said it was after 3 p.m. that he saw his youngest son coming from a shortcut and heading home.
Jones said he then saw a police vehicle and soon after noticed two police officers running.
"I didn't know who they were after and I saw them come behind the neighbour's house and I heard two shots," Jones said.
The pensioner said about ten minutes later, he saw the officers carrying a person but he was unaware that it was his 32-year-old son.
He was later told his youngest child had been killed.
"I am asking for justice. My son was not a criminal, he was not a thief," Jones said yesterday.
Other residents in the area also said police officers had killed an innocent man and called for the intervention of Minister of National Security Jack Warner.
They said they will continue protest action until they believe justice is served.
Seecharan Jones said while his son could have been described as being mentally unstable, it was after witnessing the death of his mother 16 years ago of a heart attack that Nigel Jones began behaving differently.
The emotional father said, "He was my youngest son, the youngest son is supposed to help his father. They took him from me... I am hurt."
Jones said he did not agree with the action taken by residents yesterday to block several parts of the road at Charuma Village but they told him they placed the debris to draw attention to the killing.
He told the Sunday Express that following his son's death, no weapons were found in his son's possession.
But a senior police officer said Jones was shot after he attacked the police with a cutlass.
Police officers said it was around 3.30 p.m. Jones was seen running and was pursued.
A report said Jones attacked the officers with a cutlass and a policeman fired one shot. It hit Jones on the right side of his body.
He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Woman Assistant Superintendent of Police Lewis is continuing investigations into Jones's death.