Hard-hitting video of Grier murder released

  • Crime Stoppers shooting appeal (File photograph)

    Crime Stoppers shooting appeal (File photograph)

A graphic video and a tragic mother’s appeal were released yesterday in an attempt to track down a gunman who shot a man dead on Court Street,

Charmaine Scott, mother of gun victim Taylor Grier, begged anyone with information on the killer to come forward.

Crime Stoppers, a confidential charity call-in service, released the video, which shows a re-enactment of the shooting on July 30.

Ms Scott said: “This night has become a three-month nightmare for me.

“Emotions take you on a 2,000mph ride that very moment that you hear the words that your child has been murdered.”

The video shows a bike with two men on board on Court Street before and after Mr Grier is shot at close range outside Court Street Liquors.

Ms Scott said: “I now am going through what too many mothers, sisters, daughters have and still are going through — the anger, the pain, the true meaning of a broken heart, the unanswered questions, because a cold-blooded shooter has taken my only child’s life.

“A decent man would not do this.”

She told the killer: “Come and join me as I attempt to carry on daily, like nothing so violent hasn’t touched my reality.

“Come and see how heartbroken I and my family are because of your actions.

“Come with me as I tell my granddaughter that her dad is in heaven.”

Ms Scott added: “Please stop this violence in Bermuda. There’s too much pain and no gain in all of this.

“And because of the senseless violence, I am now left childless.

“He was my only child. May not have been perfect, but who is? But he was mine.”

She appealed to the public: “Please help the police to find the killers of our young men.”

The video can be found at dropbox.com/s/m8cjv251p2wjlmo/Crime%20Stoppers.mp4? dl=0.

A Crime Stoppers spokesman said: “If you know something, say something and blow the whistle on crime.”

Crime Stoppers can be contacted on 800-8477 or 1-800-623-TIPS (8477).

Calls, which can be treated on an anonymous basis, are handled by trained personnel in a centre in Miami, Florida.

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Published Oct 26, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated Oct 26, 2018 at 8:28 am)

Hard-hitting video of Grier murder released

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