UPDATE: Papa’s killing is homicide #22

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UPDATE: Papa’s killing is homicide #22

Police said the fatal shooting of 27-year-old Shem Peter aka Papa last night is St. Lucia’s 22nd homicide so far this year and is appealing for help in solving this latest killing.

“Anyone with information pertaining to this homicide should contact the Major Crimes Unit at 456-3754,” the police said in a press release.

The police also gave an account of the shooting incident in the release.

“At about 9 pm on Thursday, September 5, 2013, officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department were apprised of gunshots being fired at Blackstars, Morne Dudon, Castries and immediately proceeded to the scene.

“On arrival, they received information that an unknown individual fired multiple shots in the direction of 27-year-old Shem Peter, also known as Papa of  Blackstars, Morne Dudon, hitting several times about the body. At the time of the incident Shem Peter was seated on a step in the vicinity of his home.”

Police said no one has been arrested for the incident and a post mortem examination is scheduled for a later date.

Persons in the area told St. Lucia News Online that Peter was seen being chased by a man with a long firearm.

Sources say police fear that this homicide may trigger a gang war or retaliation.

Meanwhile, Peter is no stranger to the law. He has been arrested for numerous crimes including escaping lawful custody, robbery of a tourist and assault.

Peter was reportedly one of the persons on a list in 2010-2011 targeting persons deemed to be notorious criminals in St. Lucia.

Shem Peter

In February 2011, Peter and another man, Dane Augustin aka Cybog of Morne Du Don were shot and injured during a police operation in Wilton’s Yard, popularly known as “Grave yard”.

During the operation, several live rounds of ammunition and spent shells, drugs and ski masks were reportedly found in the area by the police.

At the time of the incident, police said in a news release: “The operation known as ‘Operation Restore Confidence will be conducted throughout the island and the objective is to identify the criminal elements and confiscate illegal weapons, drugs and items suspected of having been unlawfully obtained.”

The area where Shem Peter was gunned down.
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  1. U chose tht life n side shem u still a G Thou u were really a menace. I saw u like tarzan lol u hop frm ghetto to ghetto u got stuck on the so call side n become worst then u was or as a kid before u got sign the never lik u u was jus a moss.bouy. Reds snok cockdrop it was ur ll turn Jah forbid i n i give praises but tiba a hid or wht y him nuh d'.. Yet chooops scabby n delan a wait u.fag...

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  2. my comments are different. some schools nowadays promote violence in children.
    not the parents. at times you child gets bullied by others and the teacher or principle never see. but the day your child defend his or herself seddenly it's a crime. if you walk in on a child physicaly abusing your child, and takes it up with the teacher or principal. if your son or daughter are from a poor family, the principal or teacher will say to you maybe he had done something to him before. Thats the excuse they make fore the rich peoples children nowadays. god for rich and god for the poor. not saying is was so with shem. dont get me wrong. but since so many negatives are being said. lets pray for teachers, parents, principal, brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles. so this will stop once and for all. pray for the community. St. Lucia Peace peace peace. lets all love again.

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  3. You reap what you sow. Point blank. Nobody deserves to die like dat but at de same time nobody deserved to be a victim of this dude's crimes. He will answer for his sins just like all of us.

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  4. no one deserves to die like a dog butt.....God does not sleep and he said vengence is his. He stole my son's chain and later wanted to stab him he and his crew. ... your turn is comING.

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  5. That's what you get for shooting an INNOCENT PERSON the day before and for robbing that INNOCENT MONCHY BUS DRIVER while his bus was parked on his BUS STOP...ppl saying he never kill nobody, the people he stab or the guy he shot could have easily made it on the NEWS like he did.

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