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Sep 13, 2016

Shooting Victim Calls On Police to Assist Him

Remember Jamaal Young? The self-employed DVD salesman was unintentionally shot on March fifth on Mahogany Street, allegedly by officers in pursuit of a fleeing vehicle. “Bounty,” as he is popularly known, was shot in the left leg by what he maintains was a police officer who was part of a patrol in hot pursuit of a speeding vehicle. Several shots were fired and Young was injured prior to being hit off his motorcycle.  An internal investigation was launched into the incident and although Young is able to positively identify the officer that shot him, it’s been six months and he has not received any response or support from the department. Young says that he has still not recovered fully and needs to undergo another surgery, but is unable to work due to the injury he sustained at the hands of the police officer.


Jamaal Young, Shooting Victim

“I am here today because I am broke right now and some of my stuff for my daughter for school, I have not gotten right now. But I went to the internal affairs on Raccoon Street and they di turn me around and di tell me about how they noh know about the gunshot weh Mark Lopez did on March fifth. They told me that they wanted mi contact number; I give them the contact number and from then they haven’t come to see me. They not even contact me and tell me A or B. So I meet young bwai on Freetown in front of the gas station di drink wah two beer with one of the attendants dehn. But I noh di talk to he or nothing, but I di trip same way too because dehn noh want come and handle me. And right now I have to take another surgery on my foot to file down the bone. And I noh got no money.”


Jamaal Young

Duane Moody

“It makes that you can’t work?”


Jamaal Young

“Partly cause sometimes I limp and sometimes my foot is swell, but I can’t take that right there; I have to still work because I got a daughter to live for and my mom to take care of. I tired of this because once dah me mi shot after dehn person there, they mi wah done come dah my house; wah four five vehicle mi wah done come to my house wah try to kill me already. that dah [bleep]; dehn know weh dehn do.”

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