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One of the men who were shot by the police in Gros Islet town on Friday, May 29 is scheduled to appear in a Castries Magistrate’s Court this morning, June 1.
Denver Melville, 29, of Marisule, Gros-Islet was charged with possession of a firearm, police officials have told St. Lucia News Online.
Meville sustained a gunshot wound to his left calf and was previously listed as being in stable condition following a shooting incident near a bar in the northern town which left four other people nursing gunshot wounds.
The other man was shot in the stomach and is still hospitalised. Police said he will be charged pending his release from hospital. His name cannot be disclosed until he is formally charged.
Police reported that on Friday, May 29, 2015 at about 2:05 a.m., officers attached to the Gros Islet Police Station responded to reports of a shooting incident in which three individuals and two “suspects” sustained gunshot wounds on Dauphin Street, Gros Islet.
Seventeen-year-old Ricky Maynard a.k.a “Bug” of Gros Islet sustained a gunshot wound to the left shoulder and is listed as being in critical condition at the Victoria Hospital.
Twenty-seven-year-old Lyle Auguste of Gros-Islet sustained a gunshot wound to the right side of his waist and 19-year-old Javene Cools a.k.a “Angus” of Massade, Gros Islet sustained a gunshot wound to his left thigh. Both are listed as being in stable condition at the Victoria Hospital.
Police said two “suspects”, including Melville, sustained gunshot wounds when confronted by the police. The other man was listed as being in critical condition at the Victoria Hospital. It is not clear if his condition has improved.
The police said one .38 revolver was discovered on the scene.