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Father’s nightmare

RACHELLE AGARD, rachelleagard@nationnews.com

Added 17 June 2019

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Peter Peter is calling for the authorities to do something about the upsurge in gun crimes in the wake of his son’s murder. Inset, Emelien Peter, who was shot dead. (Picture by Anmar Goodridge-Boyce.)

 

PETER PETER did not imagine he would be having a Father’s Day minus his last child and only son. But after receiving the one call that is every parent’s nightmare, yesterday became a day he would never forget.

Police responded to a shooting at Well Gap, Cave Hill, St Michael, about 12:30 a.m. yesterday. Investigations revealed a number of people were liming under a street light playing dominoes when a loud explosion was heard. The crowd dispersed and on their return, discovered the motionless body of 28-year-old Emelien Peter, of Meadowville Heights, Prior Park, St James, lying in a pool of blood. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Peter said family members were distraught and trying their best to compose themselves.

“This morning I got a call about one o’clock that something had happened to him. When I went to the area . . . I was able to identify his body. That is more or less where things are at this point. Inevitably I’ve been getting lots of calls from family and friends and so forth,” he explained as family and friends kept a silent vigil at their St James residence.

 

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