No thief!

Parents of slain teen dismiss rumours he was shot while robbing someone

The last vivid memory Sharon Maycock has of her 19-year-old son is that of a young man joking and laughing about cornflakes.

It was just the day before Shaquone Maycock of The City had been shot and killed in Airy Hill, St Joseph in mysterious circumstances, that mother and son had been sharing a laugh.

“He like jokes and talking and enjoying himself. You believe only the day before he dead we was inside the house just laughing and talking and making sport about cornflakes.

“I tell he, ‘I ain’t opening that box because you ain’t getting none’. And he was laughing and laughing. You imagine the next day he gone,” the grieving Maycock told Barbados TODAY.

Sharon Maycock is missing her 19-year-old son Shaquone Maycock who was shot and killed yesterday.
Sharon Maycock is missing her 19-year-old son Shaquone Maycock who was shot and killed yesterday.

The teenager’s body was discovered lying near the roadway sometime after 1 p.m. Sunday by police officers who were responding to reports of a drive-by shooting in the area. Reports indicate he had a gunshot wound to his head and a scarf hiding his face.

He was one of two men shot to death last weekend.

Already having to deal with the horror of their son’s violent killing, the parents have also been forced to deny rumours that he was killed while attempting to commit robbery.

Sitting next to each other outside Shaquone’s 7th Avenue, New Orleans, St Michael home Monday morning, his grief-stricken mother and devastated father Cheston Barker told Barbados TODAY they were aware of the rumour  that their son was about to rob someone when he met his death.

Shaquone Maycock’s motionless body was found at Airy Hill, St Joseph Sunday.
Shaquone Maycock’s motionless body was found at Airy Hill, St Joseph Sunday.

“Them say he went down there to thief but I don’t believe that,” the mother declared.

“Shaquone ain’t had no reason to thief. What he going down there to thief? If my son want something he used to come to me. My son ain’t gine thief nothing from nobody,” Barker added.

The father said he was struggling to come to grips with the teenager’s death.

However, it was the mother who did most of the talking, explaining the horror she felt when she saw her son’s body at the scene.

Shaquone was the last of Maycock’s five children. She said they were both happy and looking forward to him migrating to England with her sometime next year.

But the happiness has been replaced with the reality that “the Father take he for a reason”.

“He wasn’t no small boy, he was a giant. He gone for a reason. He was looking forward to going away, you know. That was my son,” she said.

Maycock said what troubled her most was that she had no idea that her son had been planning to visit the quiet St Joseph district where he met his death.

Police on the scene of the Airy Hill shooting.
Police on the scene of the Airy Hill shooting.

Hours before his death, she recalled, he had asked about a red hat he intended to wear with the blue shirt and plaid trousers he was wearing when he was gunned down.

He had said he was going to Bayland, St Michael to collect something, the mother said.

Maycock described Shaquone, a former St George Secondary School student, as a loving and helpful young man with a sharp tongue.

“He was loving and you could get he to do anything for you,” she told Barbados TODAY.

“I wish he was here right now with he miserable self, and I would feel better.”

7 Responses to No thief!

  1. Demetri Gill
    Demetri Gill November 7, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    All blessing mum just pray and hold on dont make ur self sick at this time nobody know what went on .but both party

  2. Hunte Omar
    Hunte Omar November 8, 2016 at 12:30 am

    Well there is a story to all of this and just now it will be let out the bag, when the culprit is apprehended. RIP BRO and rise in glory.

    • LESTER November 8, 2016 at 7:41 am


      • allison archer November 9, 2016 at 8:14 am


  3. Bryan Mayers
    Bryan Mayers November 8, 2016 at 12:36 am

    Face partially covered?

  4. Keisha Callender
    Keisha Callender November 8, 2016 at 1:39 am

    Wait man…someone said the scarf was not around his face….but was over his head and tied under his if shielding from the sun…..and his mother here saying he asked her for a red hat hmmmm…..from going bayland to ending up dead in st Joseph…hmmm

  5. tenroad November 8, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Time will tell !!


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