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Written by The Guardian   
Thursday, 24 April 2014 00:00

On Thursday April 10 police charged George Mckenzie Jr. for the killing of 57 year old Rhaburn’s alley resident Alfonso Cruz who was shot and later died as he was seated on an old refrigerator inside his yard. The shooting had occurred on Saturday April 12th.

Police would shortly thereafter arrest Mckenzie for the crime but on Tuesday April 22 based on a directive from the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions the charges had to be withdrawn. The directive explained that McKenzie was caught on camera elsewhere, at the time of the shooting so he could not have committed the offense. Mckenzie was in fact at the Chon Sing restaurant at the time of the shooting and there was video evidence to support this.

According to Mckenzie’s family members he had told this to police officers but they chose to proceed with charges without ascertaining his alibi.