Murder charges will tomorrow be laid against 3 policemen for the shooting death of 17-year-old Agricola youth Shaquille Grant
Murder charges will tomorrow be laid against 3 policemen for the shooting death of 17-year-old, Agricola youth, Shaquille Grant. Crime Chief, Deputy Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud, this afternoon confirmed that the Police will be moving ahead with the murder charges although two of the policemen are not in custody and are believed to be out of the country.
They have been missing in action for over one week now. The Force, Capitol News understands, has been making efforts to locate the men but those efforts so far have failed.
The Police Force’s decision to file murder charges against 3 of its own come on the heels of advice from the Office of Director of Public Prosecutions and the Police Complaints Authority.
This afternoon, the late teen’s mother said news of the decision to file murder charges against the policemen proves that prayers are still being answered.
17-year-old Shaquille Grant, was shot dead when a party of policemen opened fire on a group of young men who were hanging out in a yard at Agricola. The police first claimed that the young men were planning a robbery. That story did not hold up and the police later claimed that they had come under fire from the young men. That story too became shaky. Shaquille Grant was unarmed. The incident led to a number of protests by family members of the teen and other supporters.