Shawn ‘Tegreman’ Brazier was murdered during the early morning hours of Saturday, 5th March, 2011 and became the second person in the federation to be murdered for the year 2011.
According to a police press release, the 38-year-old was shot multiple times about his body and was found on Pitcairn Street. The authorities were contacted for assistance, the crime scene processed and Brazier’s remains removed from the scene.
The deceased is the third of his mother’s five sons and according to Jason, he last spoke and saw his brother just hours before his untimely demise.
“The last time I spoke with him was the Friday evening and the incident happened the Saturday morning. I checked up on him basically to see if he was ok and I bought him dinner and then I left and went about my business. We had a conversation just to see how he was doing and that was the last time we saw and spoke.”
Jason explained to MiyVue.com that he was informed of his brother’s death by one of his aunts.
“I found out about the incident when one of my aunts called me…the incident happened almost adjacent to where she lives. So after they heard the shots, somebody came and told them that it looks like it was Shawn so they should come and see. So that is when my aunt called me. When she called me, I was obviously shocked and I basically was trying to make a decision: Should I go down? Do I really have the strength to go and see my brother actually there with his body in the street? It was one of those tricky sort of things but after they told me that my mother, my aunts and my uncle were already there, then I said I would go.”
He said the relationship he shared with his brother was a close one and he described him as respectful and polite, though he has his “weaknesses”.
“We were very close. We spent a lot of time together. When he was living in New York, even when I was in college, he decided to stay in New York and from time to time I would send cash out of my school fund to assist him until he found a job. But he had certain weaknesses which obviously certain persons took advantage of but he was very respectful. I can’t ever recall in my lifetime hearing him ever use a curse word or anything. He was very very polite, very respectful…he was very very reliable and anybody could have sent him anywhere and rely on him.”
Among those left to mourn the Shawn’s loss are his son, who lives in Dallas, Texas and his mother, Gwenneth Brazier.
Assistant Commissioner of Police with responsibility for Crime (ACP Crime), Ian Queeley, in speaking with MiyVue.com, indicated that no one has yet been held responsible for Brazier’s murder, and in making an appeal for the public’s assistance in its investigations, said, “Over the past months we have enjoyed tremendous support from public in terms of assisting us with crime fighting efforts and I want to appeal to them to continue to assist the police by providing the necessary information and evidence that would be required to ensure that these criminals are caught and brought to justice.”