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Jul 3, 2020

Dylon Flowers is Released from Police Detention Pending Investigation

Roy Gabourel

Dylon Flowers was released from police detention just after five this evening. News Five understands that because he was released pending investigation, he can be rearrested and charged. But at this time it would appear that he was released on the grounds of self-defence. As we reported, Flowers shot and killed his brother-in-law, Roy Gabourel on his property in Burrell Boom Village early Thursday morning. Gabourel was the husband of Flowers’ sister, Denise Gabourel.  The couple was reportedly engaged in a domestic dispute when Roy used a machete to beat his wife.  She called out for help from her brother who lives next door and he met Gabourel outside of his property wielding a machete. Flowers reportedly fired a warning shot, but Gabourel charged at him and that is when he fired the fatal shots, hitting Gabourel in the chest.  It’s a tough matter for the family to process, but on Thursday when we spoke with Eden Chrichton, cousin of the Dylon and Denise, he told us that there is some healing to do, but there was no animosity because Gabourel had been troubled for a long time.

 

Eden Crichton

Eden Crichton, Cousin of Dylon Flowers

“The family seems to be in unison, both Mr. Gabourel’s family and the wife’s family.  It is not something where it seems to have been tension or a tug and pull between a husband and a wife. It would seem that the respect had always been there for their relationship and the matter just turned out to be what it was last night or early this morning.   I spent some time with the two younger daughters who have not grown up as yet, their perception of their dad dying under such circumstances based on what they have seen before I am sure will impact them and if anybody should get any help I would say those children would definitely be the ones who need it.”


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