Friday 30 October, 2020

Bel Air shooting incident claims life of man

Saint Lucia has recorded another homicide, bringing the island’s tally to 34.

The victim has been identified at 37-year-old Yan Charlemagne, a Bel Air resident.

On Wednesday, September 16 police responded to a shooting at Bel Air, Marigot, where Charlemagne's body was discovered upon arrival riddled with what appeared to be gunshot wounds.

He was later pronounced dead by a medical practitioner.

The hierarchy of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) is concerned that there will be retaliation to this latest homicide.

The concerns come in light of what appeared to be a gang war in the Marigot community earlier this year which claimed the lives of two young men.

George Nicholas

Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police, George Nicholas told Loop News, Thursday: "Once there is reports of homicides, the police generally anticipates reprisals and as a result, we do put measures in place to alleviate that type of retaliation.

As we speak there are officers on the ground conducting investigations into that matter."

A post mortem to determine Charlemagne's cause of death will be done at a later date.

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