UPDATED: Albert discovered with gunshot wound to head – police

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UPDATED: Albert discovered with gunshot wound to head – police
Julius Albert.
Julius Albert.

A man was shot to death in Bois Den, Anse La Raye last night, Oct. 29.

The victim has been identified as 39-year-old labourer Julius Albert, also known as Bouden.

In a press release, police said Albert was shot by an unknown assailant in an area opposite the Bois Den Pentecostal Church.

“The victim was discovered by his brother Leonard Albert, seated on a chair at the entrance to his (Julius Albert) dwelling house with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the back of his head,” police said. “The body was transported to the Victoria Hospital where he was pronounced dead by a medical doctor.”

A relative told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that she heard gunshot/s and didn’t take it serious at first, as this has become a norm in the community.

According to the female relative, from where she stood, she saw Albert sitting in front of his television, but after some time had passed, she called him and he never answered.

“After a few minutes we heard Julius dog barking, we chased it, ignorant of the fact that the intruder was in my now dead cousin’s house,” the relative told SNO.

The relative said she found it strange that Albert didn’t respond to her call, because she saw him sitting in front of the television minutes before.

“When he didn’t reply, we went down to his house, which was a mere few feet away only to see him with a gunshot wound to the back of his head,” she added.

Meanwhile, another relative who lives next door, said she heard a loud bang and thought immediately that someone had been shot.

A neighbour saw his door open and called out to him, but he did not respond. His sister even went down to his house and saw him sitting, so she went back to her shop.

Moments later he was discovered bleeding from the back of his head. Relatives said he was killed execution style. One relative discovered shoe prints at the back of his house leading down hill. It is believed the shooter escaped by foot.

The family is very saddened by his death, as it is the second person in the family to have died in one month. His brother’s child died recently. A friend of the family who spoke to SNO said “that’s just sad we are getting ready to bury two people.”

The police are asking anyone with information that can assist in the investigations to contact the Major Crimes Unit at telephone # 456-3754 or the Anse La Raye Police Station at telephone #456-3600.

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  1. Judge I hope your comment was valid for you the boy from Canada is innocent with all those the family plotted against to have them arrested, god is alive and not sleeping and hope they find the right killer, you pointing figure at the young man that came from Canada get your facts straight before assuming its the young man from Canada...choozpppppppsssss.

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  2. bouden was wanted by some guys from bexon Jacmel boys beat the crap out of him and all of a sudden is bois den boys, he was a disgrace to bois den...but we should leave judgement to god eventually his judgement day would come.....

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  3. I understand its a young man from the area that just came from canada that did it but thats none of my business

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  4. We see the small thief, but the big ones go u notice what a shame.
    I don't Condon what he was doing.
    But nobody has the right to take another person life.
    If he was doing things he had no business someone should have spoken to him. The cowards shot him in the back that's not right. Hope he rest in RIP. My condolences to the family. Peace.

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  5. I tried hard not to say anything but hear me out. In as much as someone is your family member and you love them and are traumatized when they are taken from you suddenly you also have to put yourself in his victims shoes. I am always hearing people coming to the defense of criminal relatives talking about "he never stole from them or treated them badly" etc. Listen, even a criminal is mindful of his loved ones, So that point is invalid.I was born and raised in the community of Jacmel bouden was from Bois d'inde and if I had a way of showing you the distance from where that guy lives and where he went into a lady's home to steal you would understand the frustration of members of these communities. When you lock your home and someone finds a way to break in. That thief doesn't just steal your hard earned possessions he steals your peace of mind as well. You imagine all sorts of things that could have happened if you were home, you become paranoid and it is very stressful and even worse if you have children still living at home. His stealing did not start abruptly and get so bad, it is obvious that it is something he practiced from young and his relatives never corrected him or sought help for him so it matured and he couldn't stop. That's on ya'll! I noticed a family member of his said they were christians why didn't you encourage him to give his life to Christ or seek deliverance for him? Since his problem was so deeply rooted only God could have saved him. Don't tell me he prayed at home because God's word says do not forsake the assembly, it also says come unto me all who are weary and heavily burdened and I will give you rest. Another verse says for the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. The ten commandments are the most important laws we have to follow and as you can see both killing and stealing made the list.If you are an unrepentant sinner you will meet your demise in this world through the hands of others like you and have no one to blame but yourself. There are things that people from these same communities have said about my family that were untrue but we leaned on God and got through it.I know it is hard to hear these things about a loved one especially if there's truth in these statements. No he was/is not the only thief around but don't expect sympathy from those he has wronged because to them an immediate threat has been annihilated.Losing someone you love is never easy but God will see your through if you put your trust in him.

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  6. if youll dont have nothing to say please dont comment under my uncle photo plz and why youll not putting your real name? youll ent no real ganster yet so shut up about he deserve it rip uncle love u always

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    • i sympathize with your loss and see why you feel that way but nothing is going to change the fact of the life style which he lived and how the residents were fed up of him and further this has nothing to do with being gangster. asking why people dont put their name isnt going to make them put it just so you could know who their are for you to do research and later on give the person their business i do believe that this is the comment section and people are pleased to comment what they feel like .thank you

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  7. It is disheartening to read all these negative comments.. I was born and raise in jacmel and it hurts to hear how the level of crime have risen in this once peaceful community.. Why do people resort to violence???

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