The father of 13-year-old Dayron Baker, who was shot dead in Diego Martin on Friday night, has one question for his son’s killers—why did you do it?
Dexter Baker repeatedly asked this question yesterday morning at the Forensic Science Centre in St James, as he waited for the autopsy report on his teenage son.
Dayron Baker was shot multiple times about the body at about 9.30 p.m. last Friday as he walked from his parents’ Cizan Trace, Diego Martin, home to his grandparent’s shop, metres away.
“I not issuing any threats. I not inviting trouble. But I just want to see my son’s killer just to ask him what’s the reason you really kill that young boy for? Why him? What message are you sending and to whom?
“Because he wasn’t a criminal or in a gang or used to associate with any nefarious characters. So what you killed him for? And you shot him so many times. I don’t know what kind of war them little boys are fighting but it’s innocent people who are the casualties and that is madness.
“My son was going down the hill for some bandages and a soft drink and you gun him down? Why? I need to know why,” Dexter Baker said.
That was the only way he thought he could get some closure on the killing, the grieving father told the Express.
Police sources said they currently have no leads into the teenager’s death.