UPDATE: Police shooting in Castries

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UPDATE: Police shooting in Castries
The man who was shot allegedly by police.
The man who was shot allegedly by police.

St. Lucia News Online has received confirmation that a man was shot by police in Castries at around 5 p.m. yesterday.

The Police Press Office’s Aniel Innocent, in response to questions from St. Lucia News Online, said: “Yes I can confirm it was a police shooting. The individual is currently hospitalized. The incident occurred on Calcresent Street at about 5 p.m. Name and address I will withhold as I need to be sure I have it correct. ”

Sources say the police responded to a report in the vicinity of Derek Walcott Square and RBTT bank.

Eyewitnesses told St. Lucia News Online that explosions were heard, then men with guns – later confirmed to be police officers in plain clothes – were seen in the vicinity of RBTT bank.

Moments later, eyewitnesses said a man was seen sitting upright in front of a pickup between RBTT and Blue Coral Mall, bleeding from the stomach area.

St. Lucia News Online will keep you updated.

 

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  1. A long time dem robbing people some women if get shot too dem thief more than men ...yet dem getting away ...Nuffield men pay for a bomb and get a stone ..dem just leave to build some buildings now ...lol

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  2. Please lucians let the officers do their jobs. thats what they are paid for. As for the shooting this man is getting pay back. its a bitch isnt it?

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  3. That is so foolish when people say police are trained to shoot at the torso. Police are trained how to effectively engage their target by using a torso target.So a trained officer select his point of aim. So if and officer have to shout a dog where will aim? Get it right and dont mislead.

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  4. Neatly groomed but a Notorious thief. People question, but our law men are not mad to shoot a passerby for no reason.

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  5. There's a reason why this guy was shot by police. until you guys know why the police shot him, maybe you guys should refrain from blaming the police.....

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  6. let me enlighten some of us commenters on here. first and foremost police officers in st lucia are not trained to shoot anyone in the leg, they are trained to shoot in the upper torso, sad but true. secondly the officers are from the criminal investigations department CID which means they don't wear uniform. its high time we enlighten ourselves and stop being foolish. thirdly I know of people this guy has robbed of their hard earned money and possessions. I am sure this old feeble man in richfond will be quite happy and many others, I don't feel sorry for him, not one bit

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  7. well lets leave this for the police to handle and not us lucians, lets watch it both ways (the police side and the lucians side)

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  8. What amazed me yesterday was the scores of people running towards the direction of where the shots were coming from. St Lucians are so hungry for roro that they will deliberately places themselves in danger just so they can have something to talk about. I heard the shots and ran back into my office.

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  9. Police shot him good I eh care where the bullet landed all you people to hypocritical the incident at Priors Bar did the person who used his firearm on the robbers stopped to consider where he shot them? But it's the enemy the Police this time so it's wrong ton sa the dogs shoot the man SMFH

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  10. Innocent until proven guilty. It is just strange that police were responding to a report in Castries and showed up in plain clothes and furthermore had to shoot the man when clearly they could have subdued him. there is no reports the man was armed neither that the man was running (else the shot wouldn't be where it was). They may have even tried a shoot to kill; I mean trained police cannot shoot a man in the legs these days?

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    • Well what you say is true but at the same time if he wasn't guilty he wouldn't. Run and. The way he was running cause I was there at the time the police where chasing him

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    • WTF....were you beaten with the stupid stick or something?? Is a police officer in plain clothes not still a police officer? Or should he tell the suspect/perpetrator of a crime to hold on while he dons on his uniform before he takes action? What if they were the only available unit. What if they were the closest and the situation required immediate attention? Aren't they required to perform their duties they swore to do?

      This asinine comment reminds me of a case I witnessed in court some years ago with a local famous "human rights" lawyer which formed part of her client's defense. The officer, while at his home, clad in only shorts had to immediately attend to a violent situation outside his home. He identified himself, and had reason to arrest her client. In questioning the officer, she asked him "You're an officer? you're bareback and arresting somebody, and you say you're an officer?". Com'on, get a effin clue.

      How do you know they could have subdued him? Were you there and witnessed it yourself? Do you know police procedure in arresting a suspect? Do you know the rules of engagement when it come to firearms?

      While its true that there are no reports of the man being armed or that he was running, there isn't any that he was not either. Are you a ballistics expert or forensic scientist to know where the shot would be? You apparently watch too much CSI. Or you take it too seriously for that matter.

      On any sanctioned shooting range IN THE WORLD, it does NOT have a silhouette of someone's legs. It's the largest part of the body; ergo the torso. When any person makes a decision to use deadly force, they should (or must)keep in mind, that death is a likely consequence and be justified if, heaven forbid, it does occur. The RSLPF, to my knowledge does not have snippers who can aim for the legs (thereby increasing the probability of collateral damage)and accurately hit that target whether moving or otherwise.

      People always ready to cast vehement aspersions on the police. All police action is subjected to review, and if they are found liable, then let the law take its course.
      Don't you think you are being a hypocrite by criticizing the police off the bat(refer to your opening line).

      It appears to me, St. Lucia is dangerously becoming anti-police; and the media is seemingly (not a personal attack on SNO or any media house for that matter) fanning the flames of this dissension by the language the articles they publish are crafted.

      You have unbiased editors, don't you?

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  11. WHO cares about perfect english,st.lucians always writing about spelling,broken english.its a new era no more perfect writing or spelling,the young genaration can understand anyting pon de bbm,whatsapp,facebook,also on our favourite newspaper thanks merrick...

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  12. Why on Earth would you, as a well -trained officer wound someone in the torso/stomach area where there are vital organs...and if the man dies or is paralyzed , what will be the sorry excuse?

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