The sister of a 19-year-old man who was fatally shot Friday night in Castries city, said her brother may have “felt his death” earlier that day.
Danny Theophane, aka Cocoy, a resident of Conway, Castries, was shot as he walked in the vicinity of the Soufriere bus stop at about 11:20 p.m. He ran and collapsed by the St. Lucia Marketing Board where he died. A female bystander sustained a gunshot wound to the arm.
Kasha Theophane told St. Lucia News Online this evening (July 12), that she was at home when she heard the gunshots.
“When I went outside somebody tell me it’s him (Danny) then I saw him on the ground, but the police told me to stand back,” she said.
Kasha said – based on information gathered from her brother’s friends – Danny behaving strange for most of the afternoon.
She said Danny’s girlfriend offered him food and he refused it. Her brother was also not in a talkative mood.
“… Maybe he felt his death,” she said.
Later in the evening, Danny and his friends decided to attend the Gros Islet Street Party. They all went on a bus, but surprisingly Danny changed his mind, according to his sister.
“He came off the bus and told them he gonna make a round,” she said.
Kasha said about two of Danny’s friends decided to accompany him because they were concerned that he was going to travel by himself knowing that he had enemies in the vicinity.
According to Kasha, her brother’s friends were also concerned that he was taking a route near enemy territory” She said he insisted.
“He knows his enemies on the other side… sometimes there he want to pass,” she said.
Moments later shots rang out and everyone, including Danny, ran.
The wounded Danny ran as fast he could but only made it close to a bakery/Marketing Board area where he fell.
When asked if her brother was a “bad boy”, Kasha said as his sister, she would always be expected to defend him. However, she did admit that Danny regularly hung with Conway “crew”, which made him a target.
She said whether or not someone is a member of a crew, once you’re seen hanging with a crew or any member of the crew, the enemies “will come at you”.
Kasha said she is not aware of her brother involved in any shootings but she said once “you’re in that type of life” anything is expected.
She also tried to explain that having born and grew up in Conway, her brother naturally became “one” with other youths in the community. She said when a neighbouring community or gang has problems with anyone from Conway, all residents, especially the males, become targets. As such, everyone would unite to defend each other.
“They were his friends,” she said.
She said her brother never attended high school. He dropped out in “standard 4 at Methodist school”.
The reason? “He was troublesome,” she said.