Cop charged for shooting incident being investigated for illegal firearm
22-year-old Jarrell Young is the police officer now charged for a shooting incident in Roaring Creek Village. It’s a case in which a man grazed. Tonight, Young is on interdiction and facing possible charges of being in possession of an unlicensed firearm. Around 3 o’clock on Monday morning, Young and his girlfriend were involved in a domestic dispute and Isiah Logan intervened. Logan called the police and Young was removed from the property. But, around 4 o’clock, the cop returned and fired three shots into Logan’s bedroom window, grazing his middle finger. On Wednesday, after being on the run for two days, Young was charged with aggravated assault, wounding, and damage to property. According to the Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, Young is believed to have used an unlicensed to carry out the crime.
Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: “Effort is being made to locate the firearm. Several searches have been conducted but to no success and I read the question you sent me by text and again we cannot charge a person for having an illegal firearm if we do not find the firearm. So if it is that we can find the firearm and there is a nexus between him and the weapon then he can be charged. In the absence of that then no. The police will continue to do what needs to be done to get to the bottom of what transpired as well as to try and locate the weapon.”
Reporter: Is there any reason why he was not charged for attempted murder ? He went to this man’s window and fired indiscriminately into his room.
Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: “Attempted murder would be stretching it too far. Nonetheless when the matter goes to the courts if it is that the DPP would believe that there is any element to support a charge of attempt murder then that can be upgraded but I doubt that is going to happen. I think he was charged for aggravated assault and wounding and damage to property so to answer your question there is not sufficient for attempt murder no.”
Reporter: Is it disheartening to continue to see these types of instances ?
Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: “Well I don’t live in a vacuum to believe that we’re going to have a police department where one and two members are not going to step out of line. As I’ve always said even in your homes where you have one child or two or more children there is always going to be that one who is going to step out of line and the same cane be said about the department. The issue is that we must ensure that when the step out of line that we do what needs to be done to take corrective measures.”