Shot man identified as Lombard Street resident
The man who was reportedly shot by police on Thursday in Anira Street has been positively identified as 37-year-old Keith Mitchell of 17, Lombard and Broad Streets, Charlestown.
His brother, Anthony Mitchell, positively identified the dead man early yesterday morning.
According to Mitchell, after his brother failed to return home Wednesday evening, which was strange, he became concerned.
“No matter what, he does come home, and is this morning (yesterday) a friend call and tell we he hear that a man get shoot and ask why we don’t check to see if is Keith,” Mitchell said.
Still hoping for the best, Mitchell said he got his niece and they went to the Alberttown Police Station, after which they visited the Georgetown Public Hospital Mortuary where his worst fears were confirmed.
The man said that he was told by a rank at the Alberttown Police Station that his brother was shot by a police after he was caught stealing a windscreen from a minibus at the Traffic Headquarters and tried escaping.
Mitchell said that he was told that his brother was shot in the leg and died because he lost a considerable amount of blood.
However, he said he does not buy the theory that his bother was killed by a police rank, but instead, was shot vigilante style.
The dead man’s reputed wife, Lovern Brummel, with whom he has two children, said she last saw him on Wednesday.
“He pick up something from me stand and tell me Thursday that he gon pay fuh it. I notice he ain’t come home de night but I just thought he get lock up, because he does get lock up steady,” Brummel said.
She said that it was only after her brother-in-law returned from the mortuary then she knew that he was dead.
The woman said that Mitchell was self-employed, that he did odd jobs around the place and offloaded containers.
Around 07:00 hours on Thursday Mitchell was shot in the upper left leg after he reportedly stole a minibus windscreen from the Police Traffic Headquarters at Eve Leary. The ranks pursued him in his escape bid. He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he died while receiving medical attention.