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Family members’ say Haslington man was shot and killed by cop because of 'past beef'

Dead: Quindon Bacchus

Twenty-three-year-old Quindon Bacchus was shot and killed by plain-clothes police at Haslington, East Coast Demerara (ECD) last Friday after allegedly attempting to sell one of the ranks a gun.

However, the family members of Quindon who spoke with MTV News Update relayed that they do not believe a bit of the police's story. Several family members who all opted to remain anonymous contended that they believe the shooting was purposeful.

According to them, the deceased victim and the rank had a 'past beef,' and since then, the cop has been picking on Quindon.

His father Lelon Julius Bacchus contended that his son has “never been a violent person. Quindon was a cool kid, always with a smile, always loving.”

The dead's man father Lelon Julius Bacchus

He recalled that on the day of the incident he was "at home in my backyard sitting down when I received a phone call on this and it was so saddening to hear that from a parent perspective.”

Quindon’s mother, who was still in a state of shock and tried to contain her unstoppable tears, stated that

Police Commissioner (Ag) Clifton Hickens

she could not come to grips that her ‘baby’ is gone.

Meanwhile, Police Commissioner (Ag) Clifton Hickens has assured the family that there will be an impartial investigation into the matter.

The deceased man has left to mourn his girlfriend, son, family, and friends.


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