NJ One-Time Cries Self-Defense: “Gaymon Propositioned Me For Sex In The Woods, Got Gully After Arrest Attempt, I Feared For My Life”

- By Bossip Staff

DeFarra Gaymon Atlanta CEO Fatally Shot

More details have surfaced on what went down in the park the night DeFarra Gaymon, an Atlanta CEO, was fatally shot in a New Jersey park:

Around 6 p.m., after chasing down a man and arresting him, the officer realized he had lost his handcuffs in the pursuit and went back into the woods, alone, to retrieve them, the prosecutor said. “The plainclothes officer was bending down to retrieve his handcuffs,” Mr. Laurino said, “when he was approached by Mr. Gaymon, who was engaged in a sexual act at the time.” Words were exchanged that the prosecutor said “would lead one to believe that” Mr. Gaymon was propositioning the officer.

“The officer pulled out his badge, identified himself as a police officer and informed Mr. Gaymon that he was under arrest,” Mr. Laurino said. Then, he said, Mr. Gaymon shoved the officer to the ground and ran, ignored the officer’s demands to stop, and repeatedly threatened to kill the officer if he approached. The officer cornered Mr. Gaymon beside a pond and tried to handcuff him, Mr. Laurino said, but again Mr. Gaymon resisted.

“Mr. Gaymon reached into his pocket and lunged at the officer in an attempt to disarm the officer,” Mr. Laurino said. The officer, “fearing for his life,” the prosecutor said, shot Mr. Gaymon once, and he died at the hospital three hours later. Mr. Laurino’s statement was based on an account given by the officer to investigators. Prosecutors said they knew of no one else who saw what happened, and they asked that any witnesses step forward.

The authorities said they did not interview the officer until Monday night, because he was being medicated and treated for trauma. He has not been approved to return to duty.

The shooting took place near where Bloomfield Avenue crosses Branch Brook Park, an area known for years as a place for sexual encounters among men, some of them prostitutes. Mr. Laurino said the sexual activity had prompted many complaints and many arrests, though he declined to say how many. Willie Velez, 66, a volunteer at a visitor center in the park, said that he often saw men going into the bushes or into cars in pairs, and that on Saturday and Sunday mornings he often found several used condoms in the parking lot.

When Robert Gram, 28, was growing up nearby, his mother warned him to steer clear of the male prostitutes strolling the park. “You still see them sometimes,” Mr. Gram said, though less often in recent years, with increased police patrols. Kevin Davis, 43, a landscaper, said he had come across people having sex in the bushes and had even seen people driving while naked.

“They got no shame in the game,” Mr. Davis said.

More info on Mr. Gaymon:

Mr. Gaymon was a successful businessman, the president and chief executive of Credit Union of Atlanta. On the Web site of the Credit Union Executives Society, Mr. Gaymon said his “ultimate career goals” were to lead a $150-million-plus credit union and provide “financial literacy programs that help employees and members become financially savvy.”

He added, “It’s just my passion to share information that can change a person’s financial life.”

Mr. Gaymon was one of the organizers of the reunion, which he drove up to attend. “All the people that knew him say you never met a kinder, nicer, more gentle person, and they’re stunned about what happened,” said John Joyce, the president of the Montclair High School Alumni Association.

SMH.

Via NYTimes

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  • Tr1sh

    Mr. Gaymon…He Gay,Mon lol..nah he does look like he wud be in them bushes for real..i don’t doubt the ociffer- You in the bushes with a legitimate reason, some dude trying to rub on you, u try to arrest him and he threatens to kill u? SHOTS!! f^ck dat!
    FIRST!!

  • you step in jail, you getting RAPED!

    LOL@Gaymon!

  • Nique(Yeah.....I said it)

    Just what I assumed happened. This man’s career, reputation and marriage was @ risk so he got “gully” real quick n eneded up getting shot.

    What happened to the “suspect” that the officer was initially arresting??

  • Nique(Yeah.....I said it)

    *ended*

  • FATz

    WHY DOES HE REMIND ME OF THE RED HEAD FRECKLED DUDE FRM THE 5 HEARTBEATS?

  • Glok.... Great Day in the Morning!

    HE GOT EXACTLY WHAT HE DESERVED A CAP TO THAT AZZ…PHUK RIP FOR THIS FRUIT BASKET,…HIS LIFESTYLE WAS GONNA JEOPARDIZE HIS FAMILY HOME …DUMB HOMO SHOULDA JUST LISTEN INSTEAD OF TRYING KEEP CHIT ON THE HUSH!

  • sandra

    Even if you don’t believe the cop you have to wonder what he was doing in the park. He grew up in the area and he knew what to park was famous for..

  • underwsr

    Something sounds fishy. Was Mr. Gaymon engaging in a sexual act alone? Why is this cop so traumatized by killing someone? Isn’t that what he is trained to do? I mean I know the cop is human, but something is missing here. I do not like to speculate, but wasn’t Mr. Gaymon unarmed? The cop couldn’t shoot him in the leg or some other non-vital place? Were the two involved and the cop didn’t want it known? I mean it seems like a too cut and dry situation

  • Drama fo' yo momma!

    I HATE WHEN A POLICE OFFICE TRY TO RUN LIKE A LIL BI.TCH OF WHAT HE DID. HE KNOWS DAYUM RIGHT MR. GAYMON DIDN’T TRY TO COME AT HIS WITH THAT DRAG G.AY SH.IT. HE JUST NEEDED AN ALIBI AN STUCK TO IT. I HOPE THIS NI.GGA GOES TO JAIL CAUSE I’M SO TIRED OF POLICE OFFICERS KILLIN’ FOLKS AND GETTIN’ AWAY WITH IT.

  • Lisa

    Hmmmmm. I don’t know. I believe Gaymon tried to solicit an undercover cop, but this police officer’s story sounds a little suspect too. If Gaymon was involved in a sexual act at the time he was soliciting this undercover cop, where’s the other guy he was screwing? Wouldn’t he be a witness to all of this?

  • B4

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  • really?

    However, sympathies to the family. The wife not only has to face the public humiliation that her husband is DL(even if everyone but her knew) and now dead as well…and probably afraid of her health status…Just horrible.

  • Stephy

    @ Lisa:Hmmmmm. I don’t know. I believe Gaymon tried to solicit an undercover cop, but this police officer’s story sounds a little suspect too. If Gaymon was involved in a sexual act at the time he was soliciting this undercover cop, where’s the other guy he was screwing? Wouldn’t he be a witness to all of this?

    ________________________________________________This is the same thing I was thinking, who was he engaging with at the time. This just isn’t adding up, IMO! I believe the cop is trying to cover his arse. Even if the guy was gay that’s his business, but who was the cop running after, which is another potential witness…this is some bullchit.

  • chocalatetunda

    i sorry but Mr.Gaymon was a gay man….. he looked gay like he got his ish totted and booted alot. He was on of those DL brotha’s. what a shame. he tried to get the cop off but the cop wasnt going for that. why in the world whould he try and ingage a sexual act on a cop. what is the world coming too. messing with the cop menhood and got himself killed. and if anybody was reading the story right the other guy ran off.

  • DaHonestTruth ~ Always Keepin it REAL

    Am I the only one picking up on the irony that this guys last name is “Gaymon”??? LOL & SMH!

  • CAT EYES

    There’s parts to this story definitely missing.It still doesn’t justify a man being killed that was unarmed.I’m glad his family happens to be black people with money and resources,so I’m sure this investigation will go further.

  • REE-REE

    @ chocolatetunda I must have missed that part where they said the other guy ran off. Well that other dude who ran off will probably not come forward with any information because he doesn’t want to be found out either. All these men on the DL is disgusting. SMGDH

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  • Swtst Taboo

    This guy is definitely gay. I’ve meet him before at various places but had no idea he was a bank CEO. He had an affinity for young black men and would have been great for my career. He comes off as gay so I don’t see how his family didn’t know. I always thought he was broke and never paid much attention to his advances had I known he was balling things would have been different and now he dead.

  • Get it straight

    I think the cop was patroling the park and came across Mr. Gaymon with someone and ordered him to stop. he was then propositioned by the cop and may have refused threatening to report the officer and was shot.

  • Curious1 aka Pretty Girl Swag

    Wow….sorry…but his last name speaks volumes on where I think this story is REALLY about…

  • chocalatetunda

    @ Stlyer One

    not to come off rude or anything and you being gay is your prerogative but how the hell are you a bisexually men. Cant no men come up to me and tell me i like men and woman. you either like it up the azz or you dont, not saying you take it up the azz cause you probably putting it up someones azz but come on know. Help me understand cause i dont. And what woman out there is okay with a men that she’s sexually active with be okay with him being sexually active with a men. Cudo’s to you for being real and keeping it real if you really are but i just cant see a woman being ok with that.

  • Swtst Taboo

    BTW, I’ve seen him many times in midtown Atl near Piedmont Park.

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    DaHonest.. No! I picked up on that too! lol!!

  • Glok.... Great Day in the Morning!

    HIZ LUST FOR P.E.N.I.S GOT HIM MURKED ….NOTHING ABOUT THE PERSON HE WAS WITH AT ALL,… HE MUSTA BEEN A WHITE F.A.G!

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