Reports are that Nelson Ollice, 46, also known as Brian, was shot by an off-duty police officer near a funeral reception after he allegedly drew a cutlass at the lawman.
The victim is alleged to have been intoxicated.
“The man was getting on with the family in mourning for rum. The officer was a guest at the funeral. He tried calming the man down. The man walked away. Minutes later he came back and draw a cutlass at the officer. In retaliation the officer shot him in the leg,” a source told St. Lucia News Online (SNO).
The officer is reported to be a member of the Special Services Unit.
SNO will provide more information when it becomes available.