Mother of one of the three young men from Beetham Gardens, who were shot dead by the police officers claim her son was executed and they were all innocent.
Lucky Joseph, mother to Leonardo Williams, 17, of Beetham Gardens in a touching interview with IzzSo Media Ltd. said her son was loveable, hard working and aspiring to open his own business and was not involved in crime.
Fabien Richards, 21, Leonardo Williams, 17, and Isaiah Roberts, 24, were all killed by police officers in the vicinity of Republic Bank along Independence Square around 3.20 a.m. Saturday July 2nd.
According to police reports at that time of the incident, a report was made that the young men were brandishing guns while in a white Toyota Aqua.
Officers said they fired back after the occupants began firing at the them.
The car then crashed into a wall near Republic Bank at the corner of Independence Square and Chacon Street, Port-of-Spain.
IzzSo Media Ltd. visited Leonardo Williams’s home where we spoke with both parents.
Williams was described as a loveable, caring teenager, who did not smoke, drink or be involved in any criminal activity.
His mother Lucky Joseph, while assured by CoP Ag. Mc Donald Jacob that an investigation has been launched into the killings; is of the clear view that her son along with his close friends were not given a chance at proving themselves innocent before being executed by law enforcement.
Recent figures from the Crime and Problem Analysis branch of the TTPS, show that there have been 19 police killings for the year to date compared to 21 in 2021 and 39 in 2020.
TO CATCH THE REST OF LUCKY JOSEPH’s interview head over to IzzSo Media Ltd. YouTube page.