Victim of triple homicide had escaped death before

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Victim of triple homicide had escaped death before

Allan Norbert, one of the three men who were gunned down execution-style in Bruceville, Vieux-Fort, in the early hours of Saturday, had escaped death several times and was known to the police.

Reports are that about 1 a.m. gunmen barged into the home of Norbert, where several other persons live, and riddled the men with bullets.

According to a relative, who prefered anonymity, Norbert moved with “bad company” and escaped death several times after being hunted by other men.

The relative said in one case he had to run for his life to avoid being killed.

A police source said Norbert has had several brushes with the law.

According to his stepmother, Katrina Charles, the last time she spoke to her stepson was hours before his demise when he asked her for his I.D. card which she gave to him.

She said she has no idea why someone would want to kill him.

Charles described Norbert as a person who was jovial and had a lot of friends.

According to a neighbour, about 1 a.m. she heard a knock on Norbert’s door and heard someone shouting “police, police”.

She said that she was sure it was not the police, adding that a bit later she heard a number of gun shots fired and knew a crime was committed.

According to another neighbor, she heard about 10 gun shots followed by a calm. She said it took some time before persons came out of their homes to see what had happened.

She said there were always strange faces at Norbert’s home.

“Every day it was a different face…” the neighbour said.

Hours earlier there was another incident in the area where a man was shot.

According to Inspector Marcellinus Leonce of the Vieux-Fort Police station, they received a report of a shooting at Bruceville about 1 a.m. today (Saturday) and immediately proceed to the scene, but had to return a bit later due to poor visibility.

He added that the crime scene was well secured before they left it to return later.

Leonce said no one has been arrested in connection with the incident so far, but they are continuing their investigations into the matter.

Two of the deceased men are believed to be from Castries.

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  1. I think there seems to be generally a misunderstanding of what obtained on that morning...

    When the Inspector said the crime scene was secured, he meant that there was police presence left to make certain that there was no interference with the scene.

    When he said that they left to return later because of poor visibility, he was alluding to the fact that more could have been observed in daylight.

    What if they went and tried to fully process the scene at 2am (incident occurred about 1am? Possibly trace evidence might have been overlooked or destroyed.

    How far is 2am from 6am?

    THE SCENE WAS SECURED!!!!!! Do get that!!!!

    Some persons simply comment without reading the comments that preceed theirs....

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  2. As a civilian who fears for the safety of the public, I am wondering why we are talking about the police and not about the criminals who are out there somewhere? Come on people...

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  3. Lmao at some of those comments.. the smart ones speaking about torch lights should have gone on the scene and process it. ...make an error and the very same ppl saying they should have gone with torches will be the first to say that the police should have waited for first light..some of us need to KEEP to our profession...too many carpenters. ..painters and bus drivers posing as crime scene officers and detectives. ....kmt "ambulance to confirm someone dead" that's the duty of the doctor...and with obvious signs of death. ."the ambulance" don't transport persons to the hospital

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  4. Lmao at some of those comments.. the smart ones speaking about torch lights should have gone on the scene and process it. ...make an error and the very same ppl saying they should have gone with torches will be the first to say that the police should have waited for first light..some of us need to KEEP to our profession...too many carpenters. ..painters and bus drivers posing as crime scene officers and detectives. ....kmt "ambulance to confirm someone dead" that's the duty of the doctor...and with obvious signs of death. ."the ambulance" don't transport persons to the hospital

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  5. Let's be real. The cops may have been scared in the dark . They are currently under the defensive. They had taken some strides after ORC but that changed quickly after the investigations.

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  6. Since the chat is about crime scene such activity requires skilled and experienced specialist manpower utilizing modern and specific crime scene technology. There is a lot on the market. Securing the scene, important as it is, represents just about 1/8 of the action. The real 7/8 of the action is to successfully utilize all necessary resources, if available, to effect a comprehensive assessment and processing of the scene. History shows us that it is the 7/8 that continues to pose the most challenges for success.

    So evidence procurement and success will not come from chat, speculation or wishful thinking but by the availability of the necessary resources to effect proper and professional crime scene management strategies. That crime apparently is a complex one. So it is up to our crime scene officers to make strong representation to the authorities to address all shortcomings and again case history will show exactly how strong or weak our crime scene management practices just are.

    The crime scene is the most important and dynamic aspect of a criminal investigation, it is the genesis of all case work evidence which goes to a forensic laboratory. Herein again lies another of our major challenges.

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  7. Secure crime scene for later..dats forkery,Where are url lights?? Maybe a man could have been suffering after being shot.u can never tell if u cud save a life..it's always better to try, if url heard there was a bag of drugs in the forest at 1am url wud pass underground to go for it.

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  8. Weather the police stay or not it those not matter and boys they are I agree with the police the police should just catch the house on fire because they will never get the bad boys

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  9. According to this report , the police left the crime scene to return later, due to poor visibility. The inspector also said that the crime scene was properly secured before they left initially. But these two statements contradict, in poor visibility how does he know that the crime scene was secure ? It's an assumption, statements like those are the reasons why so many persons loose trust in our police officers .

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  10. Its extremely annoying how these mothers will always come n sugar coat their children knowing very well those children werent living an examplified life.choops.

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  11. Dear readers I can assure you that this crime scene was well secured. The police were the first to arrive there, yes even before the closest neighbour's and kept it secured until they were completed with the work today. Some of us are too quick to judge and think we are experts on everything. The police were in no rush. The crime had already taken place and they could have taken all the time in the world to ensure that every tiny clue and evidence was located and collected. Based on the rain and the muddy conditions as well as wanting to ensure that nothing was overlooked, I support their decision to continue, yes continue their processing of the scene in day light. And I can assure you that from what I just heard, that decision has paid dividends. For some of us the police can never win. Do, they are criticized- don't do they are also criticized. Sometimes we should just step back and allow our men and women in uniform to do their jobs. Many of us could have never survived their jobs for one day much less years. I was there the entire time observing them all be it from behind their cordon.

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    • You know what it's like in St Lucia, some of us not even educated yet still everyone's an expert! Not saying you have to go to university to have an opinion but let those who have studied how to do the job do their job.

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    • If the officers arrived on the scene right after why wasn't an ambulance called to pronounce the individuals dead? The gun men saw all their targets in the house n spared the female but the officers had poor visibility to do anything properbly from being intoxicated. food for thought

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    • you yourself, typical police BS, you coming and excuse the police. no one will get caught as usual. so another unsolved crime, leading to more crime.

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  12. The crime scene was properly secured before they left..read carefully before making foolish comments. ..smh

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  13. Wow it a shame that the police is saying they had to leave the crime scene due to poor visibility. Don't they have night vision goggles as a POLICE FORCE. And to top it off they will never catch the culprit or culprits.
    Pops st Lucia " Lord put a hand I this land.

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