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Protest fires as cops kill Morvant man
POLICE SHOOT 24 FOR YEAR
for 05th JUNE, 2014
JENSEN LA VENDE
Although relatives of Chaquille Mc Coy
do not expect to get justice for his killing
at the hands of police, the angry relatives
and villagers still burned tyres and
demanded some sort of relief yesterday.
The action came because they said Mc
Coy was innocent and did not deserve to
die that way.
The police, however, claim McCoy was
on his way to murder a woman and shot
at them when they attempted to intercept
According to police reports, around 10.45
am yesterday officers of the North Eastern
Division Task Force responded to a report
that three armed men were in a track off
Mon Repos Road, Morvant, which leads to
The officers said they received information
that the men were making their way to the
home of Michelle Holder whose sons ---
Jadel Holder, 9 and Jamal Braithwaite, 15 ---
were assassinated at their Petunia Avenue,
Coconut Drive, Morvant, home on Sunday.
The lawmen said when they approached
the trio they were fired upon and returned
fire, killing Mc Coy. The other two men
However, residents said police murdered
Mc Coy while he was at work near a nearby
parlour, called the "Bango Snackette". At
the time of his killing, Mc Coy was said to
be cutting steel for the construction of a
box drain. The residents added the area
which led to Petunia Avenue was nowhere
close to where the man was killed.
Mc Coy s mother, Marsha Mc Coy, told
the media her son could have been a criminal
because of with whom he grew up but
instead decided to become a disc jockey.
She said the 21-year-old father of one,
who went by the sobriquet "Spin Boi Paul",
was also planning a party before he was
She added: "He was a very nice boy, very
straight-forward and loved music and foot-
"Let me tell allyuh something, from where
them children come from, they could have
been worse. If they wanted to take the bad
road they could have taken it. They had
some stumbles, yes, but they change their
"And to hear that from that, he trying to
keep out of trouble and they still come for
him and this is how he died. That is hurtful.
That is just hurtful."
Mc Coy s older brother, 22-year-old Isaiah
Mc Coy, said yesterday morning his brother
asked if he was going to work and he said
no. Moments later, the older Mc Coy was
told police had killed his brother.
A visibly upset Isaiah was seen pacing
the roadway and saying he was the last one
on the street. He said his older brother was
murdered in 2008 and now his younger
brother was killed by police.
"I don t expect anything to happen but
I want justice. I don t want the police to
cover this up because my mother know we
working. We trying to stay out of that life,"
Mc Coy was almost arrested by officers
after he attempted to pick up a spent shell
from the scene of the shooting.
That, and the presence of Crime Watch
host Ian Alleyne, afforded residents and
opportunity to show their anger.
for quick justice
Isaiah McCoy grieves for his brother, Chaquille, who was killed by police officers at Mon
Repos, Morvant, yesterday. PHOTO: MICHEAL BRUCE
There have been 24 deaths in police shootings for the year.
None of the probes into these killings have been completed.
1. Janus Alphonso, 28, on January 10 at Chaguanas.
2. Walcott Ali, 51, on January 11 at Clarke Trace, Enterprise,
3. Nicholas Sylvester, 19, on January 20 at Eighth Street,
4. Kevon Charles, 26, on January 31 at Lange Park,
5. Akeem Price, 22, on February 4 at Mayaro.
6. Anthony Hepurn, 29, on February 11 at Mt Moriah,
7. Junior Noel, 31, on February 14 at Sookoo Trace, Claxton
8. Anderson Deo, 22, on February 14 at Chaguanas.
9. Jeremy Innis, 19, on March 10 at Chaguanas.
10. Adrian Charles, 24, on March 18 at Gloster Lodge,
11. Satrohan Ramhanie, 22, on March 26 at Xavier Street,
off the Caroni Savannah Road, Chaguanas.
12. Anthony Hospedales, 18, on March 26 at McDonald
Street Extension, Chinapoo, Morvant.
13. Jerome Clunis, 23, at McDonald Street Extension,
14. Gilbert Browne, 25, on March 27 at Chaguanas.
15. Naim Dean, 21, on April 11 at La Horquette Valley Road,
16. Roy Thomas, 29, on May 1 at Union Village Claxton Bay.
17. Chandrabhose Samaroo, 32, on May 5 at Fitz Trace,
Charuma Forest, Biche.
18. Anthony Amogan, 43, on May 9 at La Paille Village,
19. Antonio Swan, 21, on May 13 at Concerned Citizens
20. Nigel Long, 35, on May 13 at Mahogany Trace, Bagatelle.
21. Dillon Mason, 20, on May 21 at Carapichaima.
22. Jerome Cross, 27, on May 22 at San Juan.
23. Joel Apparicio, 31, on May 22, at Real Street, San Juan.
24. Chaquille Mc Coy, 21, on June 5 at Mon Repos, Morvant.
Residents were heard saying officers could not
expect assistance from the public when they behaved
like that as they promised to re-ignite the burning
tyres that were doused by the Fire Services.
The residents, after ending the protest at Mon
Repos, also blocked off the Lady Young Road yes-
terday evening, causing a major traffic jam for those
heading out of the city. Three people were arrested
during that protest.
Mc Coy s cousin, Nelisha Mccoy, said: "We don t
expect any justice but we want it. The reason being
birds of a feather. You see North Eastern Division
Task Force kill him and look around you it s the
same Morvant and NEDTF men who out here now.
"So we asking for help. We want justice. My
mother get kill just the other day. She was stabbed
and killed in town. So my family tree shortening
every year. And it s not to say that Chaquille is a
bad boy or anything. He is a little child. "
Residents said Mc Coy was shot in the back.
Three protesters arrested
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