Police found no firearm on BJ’s body

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Police found no firearm on BJ’s body
Asher 'BJ' Emmanuel (left) and Cherly Clarke. The couple would have celebrated their first anniversary later this month.
Asher ‘BJ’ Emmanuel (left) and Cherly Clarke. The couple would have celebrated their first anniversary later this month.

Police have dispelled rumours that a firearm was found on the body of Asher ‘BJ’ Emmanuel shortly after he was gunned down on Chaussee Road, Castries on Tuesday, April 7.

Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police for Crime and Intelligence, Milton Desir, told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that he also received information that Emmanuel’s body had an illegal firearm, but further checks revealed that the information was false.

“If there was a firearm, it was not seen by the police when they got there (to the scene),” Desir told SNO.

Another police source, who preferred anonymity, said usually where there is smoke, there is fire. The source said it is possible that the victim was robbed of the firearm by his killers, a scenario that led to the rumours.

However, he confirmed Desir’s comment that “officially” the police found no firearm on the deceased.

Emmanuel, 48, of Bexon, Castries, died on the spot after he was shot on Chaussee Road, near the Leslie Land intersection, at about 11:20 a.m.

Police said a post mortem conducted on Wednesday, April 8 revealed that Emmanuel died ”as a result of hemorrhagic shock secondary to [a] gunshot wound to the head”.

Emmanuel was well known as a peacemaker (elder) in the Wilton’s Yard (Graveyard) community. He was a former coordinator of an after-school programme in the community.

He was the husband of popular Wilton’s Yard resident, Cheryl Clarke. The couple would have celebrated their first wedding anniversary later this month.

Clarke’s brother, Arthur ‘Afoo’ Clarke, was gunned down in Chase Gardens on January 27, 2011.

Emergency medical technicians attend to Asher ‘BJ’ Emmanuel who was shot in Castries on Tuesday, April 7. He eventually succumbed to his injuries at the scene. * Photo credit: Movielink Entertainment page
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  1. PLS. PLSSSS CAN SOMEBODY ANYONE PLSSSSS TELL ME WAT IS HAPPENING OR GOING ON IN DA BEAUTIFUL ISLAND OF ST LUCIA. IS THERE LAWS OR POLICEMEN???. WAT IS GOING TO BECOME OF OUR YOUNG ONES??.

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  2. Is that Helen the of the west, in that comess. 2011 in the air has blown away, where r the crya baby on Andre show radio 100,saying that the people need a better leader. Promiseing "better days "is that it.

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  3. Rest in peace my brother, god will protect your family, my sister god is with u an be strong

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  4. Calm Rastaman , like there is a season for blood , like the time for pork and alcohol feasting and all other feasts . In science we are taught ...'for each and every action , there is an equal and opposite reaction ' . Yet , the Social scientists well schooled in human behaviour seem to be doing contrary . Mounting unemployment , Vat , increased commercial advertising directed to the 'feeble' minded have obviously created some 'effect' . After the glorious first three months murder - free , the Easter weekend heralded a turnaround . There is no us and them but we . We Lucians sons of our fathers . We all have challenges but no life is more important than the other .

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  5. I remembered there was a commandment which said "Thou Shalt not kill" & also an old bible saying "Let him be Judged by God"....But yet still I've noticed lots of Christians calling for murder.All I hear is Kill them,Operation Restore Confidence.Seems like these so called Christians are not following their own Scriptures.The Christians seem to be out for Blood.lol

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  6. It would be very assuring to know that the human right people are doing all in their power to see the human rights of not just Emmanuel but victims of crime are protected.

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  7. Simple solution. BRing back restore confidence. Do it quietly. Just disappear those thugs with them never to return. Problem solved.

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  8. my question is did James take the Gun From him and allow them too shoot him. If people have information why don't they go to the Police. Or did wada influenced the shooting.
    Lots of question. like St.Lucian said only God have the answers.Lets all Pray it's not our family next. We need to leave revenge for God.

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  9. this gun talk is a distraction. Stop creating stories. God knows and sees all things. All what we don't know see and hear God the Father Knows

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  10. Irrelavant news just like them grav yard people lies upon lies no gun but they got the gun holster tho

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