Cops accused of unlawful killing outside fish shop freed

The two policemen who were accused of unlawfully killing Dameon Belgrave outside of the White Castle Fish Shop in October 2012 were last Thursday freed by Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court after no-case submissions were upheld in their favour.

Belgrave, 23, of Middle Street, Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara, sustained one gunshot wound under his left arm in the region of his heart. He would have celebrated his 24th birthday the day after he was killed and had been at the fish shop having a ‘pre-birthday’ drink with friends.

Stabroek News understands that the two accused Sheldon Williams and Errol Williams were freed after their lawyers, George Thomas and Patrice Henry made the no-case submissions which the Magistrate upheld on Thursday.

Belgrave and a group of friends were liming by a car at the fish shop when a police patrol passed in pursuit of a car. Shots were then fired and Belgrave was hit. The police then took the injured man to the Georgetown Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

When contacted today, Belgrave’s father told Stabroek News that his main concern was that “police prosecuting police is a no go.”

Dameon Belgrave
Dameon Belgrave

Comments


About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.