Rashawn “Turtle” Shabazz remains hospitalized after he was shot by police officers during an altercation on Thursday afternoon.
Superintendent of Prison Colonel Trevor Pennyfeather confirmed that the man was released from prison a few days ago
According to reports from eyewitnesses, Shabazz was causing a disturbance near the Perry Bay Supermarket yesterday throwing stones at bystanders. Some witnesses say he was also brandishing a long knife.
Reports are that when lawmen tried to intervene, Shabazz became violent and attacked an office. He was then shot with rubber bullets to subdue him but that did not work
It is alleged that police may have had to resort to using live rounds to subdue him. Our newsroom cannot confirm this allegation.
The man is reportedly suffering from mental issues.