Boy, 15, shot in mouth by cop

-beaten by lawmen during questioning about robbery, mother says

By Dacia Whaul

 

Held for questioning about a robbery, a 15-year-old boy was shot in the mouth by a policeman after being beaten late Wednesday night.

Police yesterday an-nounced that the circumstances surrounding the shooting of Alex Christopher Griffith, of the East La Penitence Squatting Area, were under investigation and that the rank responsible is under close arrest. “The incident occurred during the response to a report of robbery with aggravation committed on a relative of the rank earlier in the evening,” police said in a statement on the shooting.

The boy is now an admitted patient at the Georgetown Public Hos-pital (GPH), nursing a gunshot wound to the back of his throat.

His mother, Marcel Griffith, told Stabroek News that it was about 10pm when she heard calls for ‘Caveman.’ She explained that she did not answer even though she knew her son was called by the alias, because, “My son name Alex Christopher Griffith.” Marcel said a few seconds later she saw 12 police officers on the dam, and three of them entered her yard and identified themselves as police ranks. She said they kept asking for ‘Caveman’ but she told them “me ain’t got no Caveman living here.” The police, she explained, …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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