Friday 28 February, 2020

Cops launch probe after reviewing suicide video

Police say they have launched an investigation to determine if a video showing a young man explaining why he committed suicide, is that of the 13-year-old boy, who was found dead in St Mary on Sunday, November 12.

Detectives said they were aware of many claims being made in the public domain that the video was that of Davion Johnson from Grange Hill, Westmoreland but said until they completed their own probe they could not confirm the reports.

“We are aware of the video, but at this time we are still carrying out our own checks and until they are completed we cannot say if it is the teenager,” Stephanie Lindsay, head of the Corporate Communication Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force told Loop News.

The video, which is two minutes and 43 seconds long, opens with a teenager saying, “Welcome, this is the first video me a mek why me kill myself. Unuh probably know by now say me dead.”

In his chilling message, the teen said he felt there was a possibility that the suicide attempt may fail and that he may end up in the hospital. He said he did not want this to happen.

The boy in the video also admitted that he had tried to commit suicide in the past but he could not deal with the pain.

The teenager then went on to highlight why he made the decision to end his life.

He explained that he had been called an idiot by one of his relatives. He claimed that he felt very bad about this.

The second reason he gave for planning to take his own life was over a test that he felt he failed.

He also explained that he got bullied at school. He admitted that he had fought in school, but he has since tried to stop.

The teen in his message said he hated being on a bus with school children as they acted like “idiots and lick lick yuh in a yuh head.”

He admitted to wanting to shoot them and kill them.

He then shockingly stated that he wanted to grow up and kill people, but he would rather find it better now to do it to himself as he felt this was a better way.

He ends the video by leaving a haunting message that parents should be careful of the things they say to their children as they may want to take their own lives as how he wanted to.

“Rest in peace… Later,” are the final words of the teenager.

Loop News understands that Johnson, who was a student at the Belmont High School, went to St Mary to visit his mother and step father, who is a licensed firearm holder.

Based on reports from sources, his stepfather locked away the gun in a vault, but Johnson was able to find the keys for the vault.

The next morning Johnson was discovered missing and when checks were made, he was seen under a table in the living room with a gunshot wound to his chest.


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