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Jan 29, 2019

Cheebos Goes Off on Police Department

Marcos Zelaya

Twenty-one-year-old Marcos Zelaya remains hospitalized at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, following a brazen attempt on his life on Saturday morning.  He was reportedly riding a bicycle along Complex Avenue when he was pursued by several persons inside a vehicle. One of them opened fire on Zelaya, hitting him in the right shoulder and upper back. The incident was witnessed by the young man’s father, who has since gone on record to put forward that his son’s shooting was retribution for the New Year’s Day slaying of a well-known gang leader who resided in the area. Despite being able to clearly make out his son’s attacker, Jose Zelaya Senior says he will not provide a statement to investigators. Instead, he offers a searing criticism of the police department. The frustrated parent, who lost another son to crime and violence eight months ago, says that officers are more adept at locating found property than they are solving crimes and bringing criminals to justice.


Jose Zelaya Sr., Father of Shooting Victim

“My son noh even mi deh ya, but we know that dis da di cause ah di shooting.  That we know.”



“How can you be so sure?”


Jose Zelaya Sr.

Jose Zelaya Sr.

“Because di person weh shoot my son, di owner ah di vehicle have direct connection to the Backalands Crips.”



“Will you make a police report naming the person you’ve seen?”


Jose Zelaya Sr.

“Noh mek no sense fi go go give nothing to the police.  No.  I noh got no time fi give no statement to no police because all ah dis incident weh di happen eena di streets, from weh me sih and I know, di police department have wahn lotta fault eena deh lotta crimes.  Di police dehn di mek too much deals wid dehn criminals right now and that need fi stop.  As di police meet wahn young bwai right now weh involve eena wahn crime, di first thing dehn do da work out wahn deal.  When yoh look pan di news, dehn di find gun eena open lot, dehn di find gun da lamppost.  How I noh lucky?  How I da wahn hardworking man and I neva lucky fi go clean wahn open lot and find gun or ammunition or drugs.  I clean drain, I neva lucky fi find nothing da wahn lamppost, but di police dehn always lucky fi find.  Unu please ansa dat to me and to di nation mek we know how comes unu soh lucky fu always di find, but unu could neva find di criminals dehn.”

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