Father in fatal shooting of son questioned by police and released
Wolmer's Boys' student Rahiem Shaw who was reportedly accidentally shot dead by his father on Wednesday.

ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — The father of Rahiem Shaw, the 15-year-old Wolmer's Boys' School student who was shot dead at his home on Wednesday morning, was interviewed by the St Catherine South police in the presence of his lawyer Peter Champagnie, on Thursday and released.

Senior Superintendent of Police, Christopher Phillips, head of the St Catherine South Police, said that investigations are continuing.

"We are in the process of completing the file which will be submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions. The mother was questioned already," SSP Phillips said.

Rahiem, a member of Form 5R at Wolmer's Boys' High school, was fatally shot by his father, who is a licensed firearm holder, at their East Cave Drive home in Hellshire, St Catherine. Initial reports suggest that the father may have mistaken the young teen for a burglar.

READ: 15-y-o shot dead by dad after being mistaken for intruder

Reports are that the mother alerted the father that someone may have been attempting to gain entry to the house. The father proceeded to the front door and discharged three rounds from his 9mm pistol through a glass in the door. It was discovered that the teen had been shot. He was taken to the Spanish Town Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Efforts to get a comment from prominent attorney at law Peter Champagnie KC, proved futile.

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