Shane Jaggarnauth, 24, has been charged with murder six months after the shooting deaths of his parents and one month after he confessed to plotting the robbery that resulted in their deaths, according to the complaint filed with the Queens District Attorney’s office.
Jaggarnauth of Jamaica knew that his mother, Rosie, had withdrawn $4,000 from the bank and plotted with two unapprehended individuals to steal the money, Detective Peter Galasso of the 113th Precinct said in the complaint.
Jaggarnauth allegedly told the men to meet him at his house and he would leave the door unlocked for them so they could come in and take the money and jewelry. At around 11:30 p.m., while his parents slept, the shooter entered the home and asked Jaggarnauth where the money was. He stated that his mother had the cash.
The man went upstairs and then Jaggarnauth said he heard two gunshots, but the shooter came back empty handed. “Why did you have to do that? Just go back up and get what you have to get,” Jaggarnauth allegedly told the assailant.
Then the gunman went back upstairs, and Jaggarnauth heard three more gunshots. Then he told the defendant “I have to shoot you now too,” and fired the gun striking Jaggarnauth in the left shoulder.
Jaggarnauth’s father, Sugrim, 64, had one bullet wound to the head. His mother, 56, had been shot above her right eye, twice in the face and once in the abdomen.
Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene. The incident took place on Sept. 2, 2011 at between 3:40 and 4:40 a.m. at 121-47 Grayson St. Jaggarnauth is being charged with two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of first-degree robbery.
Police reportedly do not put too much stock in Jaggarnauth’s story. They believe he was angry because his parents had cut him off financially and that he shot himself in an attempt to cover up his guilt, according to a report in the Daily News.