A former inmate, who was shot outside the Bordelais Correctional Facility (BC) today, was not only armed with a machete but had cell phones and marijuana in his possession, several law enforcement sources have reported.
Reports are that around 12:45 p.m. the former inmate was spotted acting suspiciously and was approached by a correctional officer near the BCF farm.
It is alleged that the former inmate was armed with a machete and when he was asked by the officer to submit to a search, he made a threatening move.
As a result, the officer reportedly fired a single shot, hitting the former inmate in the right leg.
“A search of his person revealed that he had three mobile phones and a quantity of compressed marijuana in his possession,” the source told St. Lucia News Online who first broke the story.
The injured man was transported to Dennery Hospital via ambulance.