Thursday 19 September, 2019

Family of La Horquetta man killed by police calls for investigation

Inquiries are still ongoing into the death of  29-year-old Deon Roston Williams.

Williams AKA “Butters” was found dead on Friday morning on the roof of a home on Phase Four La Horquetta.

An autopsy performed confirmed that Williams died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds and associated with blood loss.

However, inquiries are ongoing into the circumstances in which Williams was killed.

Police have claimed that Williams was involved in a shootout with lawmen on Thursday night.

LoopTT was told that at about 11:00 pm on Thursday, police received a report of a shooting along De Freitas Boulevard, La Horquetta.

When they arrived they found a man, identified as Emanuel Serette, bleeding from multiple gunshot injuries.

The wounded man was rushed to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex by one party of officers while another group searched for the shooter.

Police claim that they found Williams a short while later with what appeared to be a firearm in his hand. It was said that there was an exchange of gunfire, during which the suspect appeared to have been shot, as there was a blood trail leaving the scene.

A revolver and six rounds of ammunition -  four spent shells and two live rounds – were reportedly recovered from the scene of the shooting.

At about 7:00 am on Friday, the body of a man was found on the roof of a home in the Phase Four Community.

Police said that the description of the man matched the one who was involved in the shootout with police earlier.

However, residents of the area have denied that Williams was involved in any illegal activities nor that he had a firearm on him, and are claiming that he was an innocent man who was shot by police.

It was said that Williams sold food in the area, and was a decent and loving individual.

As a result, they are calling on the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) or any other organization in the Ministry of National Security to look into the matter to ensure that there is no cover-up.

More on this as it becomes available.

 

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