Police seek more cooperation in shooting probe

As in­ves­ti­ga­tions con­tin­ue in­to the po­lice-in­volved shoot­ing of Keone Paryag—fi­ance of Danah Al­leyne—who is the sis­ter of Crime Watch host Ian Al­leyne, po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tors claim that they are not get­ting the ex­pect­ed 100 per cent co­op­er­a­tion from those ques­tioned about what tran­spired on Fri­day.

How­ev­er, po­lice said Al­leyne (Danah) told them that she was not held hostage by Paryag.

Po­lice said they strong­ly be­lieve that some­thing went ter­ri­bly wrong that day that “pushed” Paryag to take out his li­censed firearm and shoot about ten times while in Al­leyne’s apart­ment at Bil­jah Road in Ch­agua­nas.

Sources close to Paryag’s fam­i­ly claim that “a lot of things that were be­ing said about Paryag were not true.”

Paryag was shot and wound­ed by po­lice of­fi­cers af­ter he ven­tured out­side and point­ed the gun at Supt Wayne Mys­tar and threat­ened to shoot.

A video that went vi­ral on Fri­day night showed Mys­tar ap­par­ent­ly with his hands in the air beg­ging Paryag to put down his gun.

Af­ter a few min­utes, three shots were heard.

An au­top­sy con­duct­ed at the Foren­sic Sci­ence Cen­tre in St James con­firmed that Paryag was shot twice in the leg but died from in­ter­nal and ex­ter­nal haem­or­rhag­ing.

Speak­ing with the Guardian Me­dia on Fri­day at the scene, Al­leyne (Ian) said he, along with his broth­er-in-law, Mys­tar of the Cen­tral Di­vi­sion, were the first to ar­rive on the scene and were greet­ed by Paryag point­ing a gun at them and threat­en­ing to shoot, even­tu­al­ly fir­ing off a shot, forc­ing the po­lice of­fi­cers to re­turn fire.

Since the shoot­ing, both the Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Gary Grif­fith and the Po­lice Com­plaints Au­thor­i­ty head­ed by David West have launched sep­a­rate in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

Grif­fith ques­tioned Ian’s pres­ence dur­ing the stand­off that day and al­so, the fact that Ian had a li­censed firearm drawn and at his side.

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Story by RHONDOR DOWLAT-ROSTANT

Image caption: Keone Paryag and Danah Alleyne in happier times.

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