The sister of alleged bandit, Simeon Joseph, has said that the family of the deceased will be exploring legal options after his funeral.
Joseph was shot dead on Friday night when he and two other men allegedly attempted to rob a Special Police Constable who was in plain clothes in George V Park.
Joseph, a Balata resident, is reported to have been shot in the chest.
Miranda Job, the sister of the deceased, told reporters that her brother did not deserve to die that way.
“Everybody in their family has somebody that is not a well being – not a well grown seed, no matter how you try as a parent or as a guardian,” Job said.
“You try your best to have your child grow up in a perfect way but it does not happen to be the way you want it,” the sister explained.
As far as she was concerned, the police officer could have shot her brother in the leg or arm but did not have to shoot to kill.
“I will not take it lightly as he is dead,” Job asserted.
She made it clear that she was by no means suggesting that the police officer did not have to defend himself.
“But he did not have to kill him,” Job said.
She told reporters that at home, the family did not know the deceased to be a troublemaker.
“To me he he is a perfect child and knowing it happened that way – the way he died, it is embarrassing but we did not expect him to die that way,” Job remarked.
She disclosed that although the police have spoken to the family, no mention was ever made of who fired the fatal gunshot.
“We just heard from the media that they were the ones who did the killing but we never actually heard from them: ‘This officer did it,’ Only from the media we heard that an officer killed him – the police themselves never told us it was an officer that killed him,” Job said.
She explained that the funeral is being planned for next Friday.