Thursday, October 29, 2020

Gunmen Lay In Wait As Father Checked on Unfinished Building, Killing Father and Young Son

The father and four-year-old son killed in Rock  Sound, Eleuthera over the weekend, occurred when the family went to check on a house under construction.

The man identified as Jameric Greene and toddler Jeremy were shot when the family was ambushed by gunmen.

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Jameric and Jeremy Green were killed on Saturday in Eleuthera. Photo credit: The Tribune

What is known

  • The house under construction is distant from the main road.
  • The father pleaded with gunmen not to shoot while he held the little boy. The mother told the Tribune, her husband said, “Don’t shoot, I have my son in my hand, please don’t shoot.”
  • The mother said one of the gunmen started to shoot at her, but she ran into the bush.
  • The four-year-old died along with his father during the shootout, as the mother ran for cover.
  • The little boy was shot in the thigh as he pleaded to his mother, “Mummy get the doctor, please get the doctor.”
  • The assailants jumped into the victim’s vehicle and drove off.
  • Police say the assailants may not have been aware that other children were in the backseat of the vehicle.
  • The assailants ditched the car and the children were found on a ‘dirt road.’
  • The children were later reunited with their mother.
  • One of the children is a newborn baby, as the mother returned to the island on Saturday after giving birth in Nassau.

The big picture

This incident seems to be a trend in the killing of children in the context of shootings. Over the last three weeks, this is the third child to be murdered.

 

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