Saturday 30 May, 2020

Cold Case Files: Arnold Joseph's father losing hope in investigation

The father of Arnold Joseph says he has no confidence in the investigation into his son's death being carried out by the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF).

According to Columban Sextius, the family is yet to get any update from the police on the status of the investigation.
"Honestly right now I give up on calling them," Mr Sextius declared.

17-year-old Arnold Joseph was shot and killed on May 22, 2019, at about 10.30 pm at the intersection of Chaussee and La Pansee Roads.

Lawmen allegedly opened fire on the vehicle he was in after the driver reportedly failed to obey a police directive to stop.

According to reports, Joseph accepted a ride home from an individual known to him.

The vehicle eventually became involved in a high-speed chase through the city of Castries with the police which ended in the 17-year-old being shot.

"We hanging in there you know. There are moments that pass like his birthday on January 30, 2020, when we tend to miss him the most," Sextius said.

Arnold Joseph would have turned 18 in January.

Another male also sustained a non-fatal gunshot wound, while another was slapped with a number of traffic violations.

A 9mm handgun was allegedly found on the scene.

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