Homi­cide at Soufriere

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Of­fi­cers at­tached to the Soufriere Po­lice Sta­tion are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing the fa­tal shoot­ing of 34-year-old Claudius Do­minique Alexan­der of Fond Be­niere, Soufriere. The re­port was re­ceived about 11:50 p.m. on Satur­day De­cem­ber 6, 2014.

It is al­leged that a 73-year-old li­censed firearm holder of Fond Be­niere, Soufriere was do­ing a rou­tine se­cu­rity check of his com­pound, as he had had two prior break-ins to his taxi om­nibus dur­ing the course of a week. Dur­ing that time, he ob­served a male en­ter­ing his yard and walk­ing to­wards his parked om­nibus. The male used a key and gained en­try to the locked ve­hi­cle.

It is also al­leged that the li­censed firearm holder fired a sin­gle gun­shot in the di­rec­tion of Alexan­der, hit­ting him. Alexan­der fled the scene and was later dis­cov­ered ly­ing on the road at Fond Be­niere by a passerby who then sum­moned the po­lice.

Alexan­der was trans­ported to the Soufriere Hos­pi­tal where he was pro­nounced dead. A post mortem ex­am­i­na­tion is sched­uled for a later date.

The li­censed firearm holder is as­sist­ing po­lice with in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

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