There has been some crazy police sketches blasted all over the media in hopes that the general public would be able to help investigators apprehend suspects across the country, but this one here may be the worst police sketch of all time. Ok, right away, lets get a few facts straight. This police sketch was not actually done by the police but a witness that drew this for investigative purposes. This doesnt mean that the police did not take the drawing and use it to their advantage. It may have taken 16 months to find the suspect but after all the suspect was caught and is now in police custody. The picture happens to be funny and all, but the circumstances that the picture was made in the first place is saddening.
So, the picture is actually of a 15 year old kid named Deandre Charles. He is a suspect in the murder of a New York rabbi by the name of Joseph Raksin. The Brooklyn-based rabbi was a family-oriented father of six and also had grandchildren for whom he was very fond of. Rabbi Raksin was gunned down August 9, 2014 in Miami while he was walking along Northeast 175th Street after being approached by what appeared to be two men. Some say that there was an altercation prior to the gun fire and that it was a robbery gone wrong, but Jewish community leader, Yona Lunger, claims that he was shot immediately after he was approached by the suspects. Rabbi Raksin was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he later passed away. Before Rabbi Raksins unfortunate death he was headed to Bais Menachem Chabad, a nearby synagogue in order to celebrate the Sabbath, an important religious day recognized by Orthodox Jews.
Law enforcement has been calling this a crime of opportunity and once thought that it could have been a hate crime. Pictures of State Attorney, Katherine Fernandez Rundle, can be seen of her holding up the sketch in comparison to Charles mugshot photo. After the sketch and DNA evidence helped nab the suspect, a grand jury indicted him on first-degree murder and attempted armed robbery charges. Suspect Deandre Charles, has pled not guilty to the charges and is currently being held without bail. We send our prayers to Rabbi Joseph Raksins family, we are sure justice will be served and also are praying for the young misguided soul that is Deandre Charles. The decision he made that night will forever change his life. Regardless of the quality of that police sketch, it might not have been the best but it did what it was supposed to do and thats catch a perp.