BREAKING NEWS: Man shot by police in Castries identified

By SNO Staff

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(SNO) — An investigation is underway into a police shooting that occurred on Monday on L’Anse Road, Castries, near the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

The injured man, identified as Mervin Beharry, is currently in stable condition at Victoria Hospital after sustaining two gunshot wounds to his chest and leg, according to law enforcement sources.

Reports are that police responded to a report of a man brandishing a firearm. On reaching the scene, a confrontation broke out between BeHarry and the police.

During the alleged struggle with the cop/s, Beharry was shot twice. The police allegedly recovered Beharry’s firearm.

The incident occurred around 11 a.m.

No additional information was available.

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3 comments

  1. The police should not be the ones to apprehend mentally challenged persons. The medical professionals at the wellness center should accompany the police. Stop blaming the police when mental people become derailed. They become very dangerous and harmful beings.

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  2. The young man did not have a firearm. that is a blatant lie. The police are trigger happy. They are not trained to deal with certain situation and therefore are not able to address matters lawfully. Most of them once employed and the uniforms goes on they become different individuals with personalities that they are Gods to this nation. Serve and protect. I dont believe some of them even know the meaning of these two words. To Serve and To Protect. This young man I have known my entire life and I will attest to the fact that he is not a troublesome individual. The same persons who made the call are church goers with the young man's parents. If they noticed anything unusual about him should simply call them and speak to them. I am glad that he is in stable condition and is not dead. Another mistake by law enforcers in how they handle citizens of St.Lucia and a cover up again that does not allow them to look bad.

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    • That is a lie he had a fake gun. How were police supposed to know that his gun was not real in their split second decision making? He's lucky he's not dead, and I would not blame them at all. If you approach police or are in public or otherwise found with an unlicensed gun or pretending that a fake gun is a real one in public then I pray that the police shoot you dead. Stop wasting my tax money parading these people through court only to be let back on the street. ORC in this B**CH.

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