Suspect in Soufriere homicide in police custody

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Suspect in Soufriere homicide in police custody
Photos of Shalomn Leon
Photos of Shalomn Cyril

Law enforcement sources have confirmed that a male suspect connected to last Saturday’s fatal shooting in Soufriere is in hospital in police custody.

A second male injured in the shooting is also hospitalised, sources said, but his current condition is not known.

Dead is Shalomn Cyril, 19, who was fatally shot during an alleged altercation.

Shalomn’s father, Sheldon Leon, a ‘patrol officer’ with the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force — according to his Facebook page — has expressed his grief on social media, saying he is determined to get justice for his son.

“Rest in peace Shalomn but I will not rest even if it has to cost me my life. Justice for Shalomn Justice I will not rest,” he wrote on his Facebook profile on Saturday afternoon.

According to reports, the shooting occurred around 1 a.m. at an event in Soufriere after a fracas broke out between several persons. The cause of the fight is not known.

“It was a fight then during the fight some shots were fired,” a source told St. Lucia News Online on Saturday.

An “anonymous” blogger wrote on St. Lucia News Online that the deceased was innocent and there were multiple witnesses to the shooting.

“There were witnesses. Almost everyone who was there saw what happened and who did it. So sad because he was not involved at all in the altercation that occurred,” the blogger said.

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  1. Coming from someone like u I'm not surprised no empathy so heartless....I wont judge u ...but just a lil salt to ur wounded heart you're an ugly motherfucker

    With the brain a size of a mustard seed ...god be with ur poor, sad, dirty soul "john"

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  2. Coming from someone like u I'm not surprised no empathy so heartless....I wont judge u ...but just a lil salt to ur wounded heart you're an ugly motherfucker

    With the brain a size of a mustard seed ...god be with ur poor, sad, dirty soul "john"

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  3. oh now you want to look for justice. when all the other parents with innocent children looking for justice and up to now some of yall police not doing nothing on the case now it hit home you a officer you looking for justice. ohhhh ok look for justice i hope you do get it cause now yall will see what others have gone through

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  4. Really u damm son of a bitch..why u dont help in finding the shooter to bring some peace to the family..so u just there talking about other countries..if u have nithing better to say.pa chou

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    • Sadly, they are talking about looks, A human life was taken period. Looks have nothing to do with it. Some St. Lucia have become heartless, no empathy and acting like animals. Like the saying that goes, "what goes around, comes around," wait for your turn. Everyone has a choice to fight for justice for their family, whether you are in law enforcement or you are a regular citizen... you would be a fool to wait for someone else to fight for you. Dey ban pappy show... stop acting like you are intelligent which you are not and base on your response attacking a dead person looks. Since when looks have anything to do with being killed in cold blood. Awa people..... let us do better if we know how too, and if you do not shut up period!

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  5. If u all have nothing to say shut the **ck up.what nice or ugly has to do with it..its God image..some people are so damm ignorant ..my condolence to the family..God will see u all through this sad and painful time????..RIP

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    • Your Negativity Is Not Needed Here ?A Life Was Lost And Thats all U Can Say . WHY Dont U Show Ur Face .. It will Happen to U one Day And some One Will Say The Same

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    • Coming from someone like u I'm not surprised no empathy so heartless....I wont judge u ...but just a lil salt to ur wounded heart you're an ugly motherfucker

      With the brain a size of a mustard seed ...god be with ur poor, sad, dirty soul "john"

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  6. Yeah he was A Real Good Boy by the looks of things. And daddy please don't go looking for revenge cause you might have well had a hand in turning him into the good boy he was. Just settle for the life insurance monies if he had any and relax.

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    • He wasnt involve at all i saw with my bare eyes he stood there drinking some stuff he had in a cup

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    • You all make fun of someones death wow, st lucian are so shallow minded . We all have answers to a problem when we are not the ones in the situation but wait till it hit home then you would've said the same things he said or even worst but u here judging and joking around One day it will hit u to .

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