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Nov 10, 2017

Leon Usher Tells Story of Domestic Shooting from Hospital Bed…

Shooting victim Leon Usher tells News Five that Ladyville Police are lying on him. He says they fabricated a report that he threatened, aggressed and attempted to take away a firearm from one of the officers who responded to a domestic dispute with his common-law-wife Tiffara Tillett at his home. Usher called News Five to say that he needs to give his side of the story because the cops unjustly shot him on Wednesday. Usher gave us his version of events via phone, as he is currently under guard at the K.H.M.H.

 

Andrea Polanco

“Now, you are saying to us that, the report that you have seen from the police that you made threats; you tried to grab one of the officer’s gun; that it is not true?”

 

On the Phone: Leon Usher, Shot by Police

“No, ma’am. That is not true. That is a big lie.  I haul the suitcase and he haul it back. He look on me and say that I tiad ah this [bleep] [bleep] yah. He jump out of the back of the police mobile and walk around the female police officer standing on my right hand side and gone to the next police officer weh dah the driver and tek wah gun off ah fi he side and shot me inna my left leg.   He pick up me; he and the next police officer pick me and deh ker me dah the police station yaad fi mussi bout fifteen-twenty minutes. Wah police man come out and ask me weh part I get shot and I tell ah I get shot somewhere inna mi leg but I nuh know if dah inna mi leg or knee. So, he seh ‘mek ah see.’ So then the corporal come out side and he say ‘unu done shot the man already; weh unu got ah deh fah? Ker ah dah hospital, ker ah dah hospital.  I ask ah, why you shot me? He look on my girl and say ‘ you know, I shot ah because I know your husband and I know the type of person he is. And if I neva shot he, he mi wah probably hurt us or hurt one ah we.’ That dah weh he tell me. Deh even forcing my girl and locked her up to press charges against me, for what?”

 

Andrea Polanco

“So, you neva try grab this officer gun or anything like that?”

 

On the Phone: Leon Usher

“Never ever. Never.”

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