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Jul 10, 2009

Home invasion and shooting on Police Street

Story PictureA mother and son say they have been left traumatized by an armed robbery late Thursday night. At around nine, two brazen thieves walked into the home of Pedrina White on Police Street Extension and used her youngest child, Frank Trapp, as the bait to rob the woman of three hundred dollars. The robbers also pistol-whipped White and shot Trapp in the right leg. They then escaped and allegedly got into two getaway vehicles and fled the scene. White was too scared to speak on camera but daughter Michel Johnson relayed what happened.

Michel Johnson, Sister of Shooting Victim
“I see di two bwai di run so meanwhile I hear my ma halla ‘Popeye’ but like ih can’t halla good. So I say something wrong so we get up and we run. But when everybody run towards ah and my ma seh my bredda get shot, I stand up by di car and I di try fi see da who and I see di bwai dehn jump and get eena wah car and di car drive off. So when dehn drive off I come and I look and I see my bredda di sit down and he tell me Mich I get shot, I get shot and dehn box mommy eena ih head with di gun.”

“My ma seh she that how di bwai dehn come and when dehn come she mi di stand up dehn and dehn bring she eena di room and di tell ahn make he give ah some money, some drugs and some thirty-eight. Dat dah weh dehn di heg my ma fah. So my ma tell dehn she no got no money, she noh got nothing and she noh know whey dehn di talk bout no drugs. So my ma seh di bwai tell ah wait and di bwai gone behind di house and bring in my lee bredda which in any mother wah feel fi dehn child and my ma bruk down and my ma hurry hand dehn ih purse. Di bwai put di gun dah my bredda head and tell my lee bredda bwai I wah shot out your brains right now. Din my ma she, no shot mi son kill me instead.”

“Dehn continue wrestle and den di bwai turn back to she in deh, knock ah with di gun and di demand money—ih know that he got more money; where di money and di drugs deh. When my bredda whap di bwai da when di next boy run in and shot my bredda and my nephew seh ih look like ih mi di aim fi di head and my bredda duck and my bredda gwein fi run eena di room and when my bredda duck my bredda just push in ih lone head and da so di manage fi catch ih foot. It gone through and through di refridge and ih catch ah eena ih right calf.”

Trapp is currently admitted at the K.H.M.H. and according to White, her son has not yet received medical attention and she fears he might hemorrhage to death. Police are currently looking for two suspects known to them for questioning in connection with the aggravated burglary.

Viewers please note: This Internet newscast is a verbatim transcript of our evening television newscast. Where speakers use Kriol, we attempt to faithfully reproduce the quotes using a standard spelling system.

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