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Aug 15, 2014

Police Speak on Motive for JawMeighan’s Murder

Ernest ‘Jawmeighan’ Meighan was killed on August ninth, executed with a single bullet to the back of the head. Police have maintained an intensive investigation into the slaying of the cycling icon, but no charges have been levied. Originally Police claimed that the motive was retaliation for the slaying of Chryslin Gladden, but today much more information was presented to the media, including a new motive. Police have now linked the murder of Jawmeighan to the murder of Raheem Crawford, and say that it is a matter of gang rivalry and brutal retaliation. CIB Investigator Isaias Sanchez today updated the media on information obtained, and the challenges caused by fear of reprisals.


Sgt. Isaias Sanchez, CIB, Precinct 1

“The matter with Ernest Meighan is still undergoing investigation. No developments in the respect to the suspect, we do have information as to who might have done the act but we are still working on the evidence part of it. It is still under investigation, it is still open.



“Is that suspect a minor?”


Sgt. Isaias Sanchez

Sgt. Isaias Sanchez

“We understand that it’s…I cannot say if it’s a minor, it’s a person unknown to the police but in terms of identification we are still working on that specific person.”



“Is it a difficult? Obviously it’s a broad daylight murder on a street where people are always out on of their house particularly on a Saturday…is it hard trying to get the support of the community because obviously major underworld players are involved of an execution of a prominent national figure.”


Sgt. Isaias Sanchez

“I must say that the investigation is indeed challenging, because of the area of where the incident occur. People are very reluctant; they are not too willing to cooperate. What we have confirmed so far is that the dead of Mr. Meighan was a motive of gang rivalry. Raheem Crawford who was shot and killed on the same morning on the said date…that could have been one of the motive for the execution of Mr. Meighan. As the police had impounded a vehicle belonging to the Meighan family I guess that had brought an alarm to the friends or associates to the deceased and it could be the main motive of this incident. I am hoping that you know that this is a incident of interest to the country as a matter of fact we are placing all our resources in order to solve this incident and hope and trust that soon we might have this person in custody.”



“Sir, what kind of firearm was used? Do you all know?”


Sgt. Isaias Sanchez

“Yes, it was a 9millimetre pistol we found the expended shell of a nine millimetre calibre.”



“How many expended shells?”


Sgt. Isaias Sanchez

One nine millimetre, it was one shot.”


Sgt. Isaias Sanchez told the media today that Raheem Crawford was a very prominent figure in the George Street gang.


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2 Responses for “Police Speak on Motive for JawMeighan’s Murder”

  1. tashy says:

    So what happen to the death treats he was getting before crawford death. Really thats what you all think.

  2. tashy says:

    You all are nuts, wasnt he getting death threat right after her daughter, murder that person. Really popos thats what you all come up with. Really really. Done put or say shit on tv if you all are not 100 on it, you all saying could have been…. not 100 get that right.before you all go one the news talking crap. And get people family in hot water for no damn reason.nwith you all damn Could have been. Get out here with that shit.

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