Police are investigating the stabbing death of a male in Caye Mange, Monchy (Gros-Islet) Sunday night, Jan. 17.
Reports are that the victim was stabbed multiple times during a break-in/attempted robbery of a shop in the community. The incident occurred after 10 p.m.
A resident told St. Lucia News Online (SNO): “A guy usually stays in the shop for the owner and the shop was closed, and the robber entered the shop not knowing he was in the shop. So there was a scuffle and loud noises and some neighbors heard some loud noises. When they ran by the road they saw the perpetrator jump on the road and ran. When they checked, they saw a lot of blood. Everyone is shocked and cannot believe somebody would do that.”
The victim whose real name is Jean Hamilton Louis but is known by the nickname “Coolie”, is 62 years old.
He has been described as someone who did odd jobs for persons in the community.
Said a resident who knew him: “He was all over. He wasn’t like a zombie. He was always clean but he smoked a lot and drank a lot . But not drink to fall and stuff . You would ask him to go to the shop for you or something. He would clean your yard for you, all of that.
“He was a darling. Can’t say anything bad about him; was never in any problem or anything.”