Still no leads in search for hit-and-run killer

POLICE say they still have no leads in the hit and run that claimed the life of a three-year-old boy and seriously injured his mother.

It has been a little over a week since the death of Rashawn Kemp and no one is in police custody.

Last Wednesday, around 6.50am, Shavandi Russell was walking on St Vincent Road, pushing her son in a stroller, when they were hit by a passing vehicle.

“The mother was pushing her male child in a stroller travelling east on the southern side of St Vincent Road when a vehicle travelling west collided into them,” said Assistant Superintendent Craig Stubbs, officer in charge of the Traffic Division said.

“The impact of the hit caused the child, in the stroller, to be dragged 200 plus feet from the initial point of impact. The child, was unfortunately, pronounced dead on the scene.

“The mother had significant head injuries and is in critical condition in the Princess Margaret Hospital. The driver failed to stop.”

A few days later, Tall Pines MP Leslie Miller offered a $2,000 cash reward for any information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the driver responsible for last week’s hit-and-run accident.

Speaking to The Tribune on what led him to put up the reward on behalf of his constituents, Mr Miller said the driver’s refusal to come forward and accept responsibility for the death of Jordace Rashawn Kemp is “terrible”.

“This is really terrible that no one has come forward as yet,” he exclaimed, adding “I’m putting out a $2,000 cash reward for some information leading to the arrest and prosecution of this person.

“This is a disgrace in our country today,” he said. “I mean for people to know what happened, to kill that child and leave the mother in bad shape?” he said.

Police are still appealing to members of the public who may have any information to contact them immediately.


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