Police said 18-year-old Danive James of Grace, Vieux Fort is currently in a coma at the Intensive Care Unit of St. Jude’s Hospital.
James, also known as Dave, sustained a blow to the temple during the altercation, police said.
Residents in the area told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that a stone was used to hit James.
“Dave was at a shop near his home buying a phone card. While stepping out a fight broke out and a stone was used to hit him in the head. He fell to the ground without a word. He never spoke a word after that,” a resident said.
The accused is now in police custody.