Father of killer boyfriend released from custody as police continue probe


The father of murder suspect, Shaquawn Alleyne, was released from police custody on Tuesday morning, four days after he was arrested for his alleged involvement in the murder of 20-year-old Shonnette Dover.

The older Alleyne was arrested on Friday last, moments after Dover’s body was found buried in a sitting position in the backyard of his son’s Canvas City, Wismar, Linden house.

Police were led to the crime scene by Dover’s 15-year-old sister, who claimed that she saw when Shaquawn shot and buried Dover on the evening of April 3.

The older Alleyne was released on Tuesday morning, hours before the teen was charged Tuesday afternoon at the Linden Magistrate’s Court with accessory after the fact of murder.

The News Room understands that the police investigators sought advice on possible charges from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for both the teen and the older Alleyne.

While the DPP recommended charges for the teen, who has since been remanded to the Sophia Juvenile Holding Centre, no charges were recommended for the father. Instead, the DPP has reportedly asked police detectives to conduct further investigations.

Police have cordoned off the area where Dover’s body was found buried (Photo: News Room/April 30, 2021)

While the older Alleyne was allegedly informed by his son of the murder, he was reportedly not present when the body was buried.

According to what the police reported on the morning when Dover’s body was found, they questioned the teen hours prior in the presence of a Child Care and Protection Officer at the Wismar Police Station Criminal Investigation Department and subjected her to a video interview.

The child revealed then that on the night the victim went ‘missing’, the boyfriend, Shaquawn Alleyne was oiling “his brownish gun in the sister’s living room.” He then pointed the gun at Dover, who told him “he like play and he should put away that thing.”

The 15-year-old further revealed that she then heard a sound like a squib and Alleyne said: “oh shoots, I shoot that girl.”

According to the child, she saw her sister’s mouth open and blood on her face. She claimed she told Alleyne they should take her sister to the hospital but he said “no she dead already.”

Shonnette Dover

He then accompanied the sister to his father and told him what he did and his father said to him: “Don’t tell (me) stupidness, why (you) playing with the gun?”

The teen and the boyfriend subsequently left and collected a spade from a man and dug a hole aback the house where the victim was buried; the suspect then hid the gun.

A post-mortem examination found that the woman died as a result of a single gunshot injury to the head.

Police have issued a wanted bulletin for Alleyne, also known as “Iswe”, for questioning in relation to the murder committed between April 3 to 30, 2021.

It is believed that he escaped to French Guiana.

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