Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Police pursuing leads in Kareem Mc Phee homicide

Kareem Mc Phee

Kareem Mc Phee

Saint Lucia police say they are pursuing leads in connection with the island’s latest homicide case.

So said Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police with Responsibility for Crime Managment, George Nicholas, at a Monday morning press confrence.

On Sunday, September 13, 2020 at about 6am, the body of Kareem Mc Phee of Caye Mange, Gros Islet, was discovered in his vehicle along the Pigeon Island Causeway.

Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police George Nicholas

"There were apparent gunshot wounds about the body," Nicholas confirmed to the media, adding that while there have been no arrests at this time, police are following some leads.

Mc Phee was well known to police.

"At the time of his death, he was on bail for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition," a matter Mr Nicholas says stemmed from 2018.

MC Phee's death brings the national homicide figure to 34, inclusive of two police killings.

Nicholas, however, denied confirmation of an assassination.

"It is too early to make that determination but we are carrying out our investigations to determine a motive for the killing."

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