Police Issue Statements on ‘Bloody Sunday’ Homicides, More

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RSLPF Press Release

The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force has issued the following statements relating to homicides in Saint Lucia for 2017

Update: Homicide at Gros Islet

A post mortem was conducted upon the body of Jeremie St. Martin, a twenty one year old resident of Gros Islet, who succumbed to injuries sustained during a shooting incident, at Gros Islet, on Friday, January 6, 2017.

The post mortem examination, conducted by Dr. Wayne Felicien, revealed that Jeremie St. Martin died as a result of hemorrhagic shock secondary to gunshot wound to the chest.

This was the first homicide for the year 2017.

Homicide at Leslie Land

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a resident of Arundel Hill, namely Shermiah Clercin.

Police received a report reference to a shooting at Leslie Land, about 11:00 p.m. on Monday, January 2, 2017. Shermiah Clercin, who allegedly sustained four gunshot wounds to the chest, was conveyed to the Victoria Hospital where he was admitted in critical condition.

On Sunday, January 8, 2017, about 4:00a.m. he succumbed as a result of the injuries he sustained. A post mortem is scheduled for Wednesday, January 11, 2017.

Investigations are continuing into this matter.

This is the second homicide for the year 2017.

Police Shooting at Marigot

On Sunday, January 8, 2016, during a police operation, at Fond Mange, Marigot, thirty nine (39) year old Yves Rene alias “Nazarene”, was fatally shot.

He was conveyed to the Victoria Hospital where he was pronounced dead by a medical practitioner at 11:52 a.m. A post mortem is scheduled for later today.

Investigations have commenced into this matter under the guidance of the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. Upon completion of investigations, the file will be submitted to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, whereupon a determination will be made as to how to proceed with the matter.

This is the third homicide for the year 2017.

Triple Homicide at Jacmel

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the deaths of three individuals after a shooting incident in Bois Den, Jacmel.

Police received a report reference to a shooting at Jacmel, about 5:15 p.m. on Sunday, January 8, 2017. Two individuals, namely Gillan Charles, a thirty seven (37) year old and Dequan Joseph, a sixteen (16) year old both residents of Bois Den, were fatally shot and pronounced dead on the scene.

A third individual, Kyle Richard, also a resident of Bois Den was injured during the incident and later succumbed to his injuries at the Victoria Hospital.

A post mortem is scheduled for Tuesday, January 9, 2016. Investigations are continuing into this matter.

These are the fourth, fifth and sixth homicides for the year 2017.

Homicide at Gros Islet

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a twenty five (25) year old resident of Grande Riviere, Gros Islet, namely Dillan Joseph.

Police received a report reference to a stabbing at Grande Riviere, Gros Islet, about 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 8, 2017. Dillan Joseph, who allegedly received a single stab wound, was pronounced dead on the scene, about 9:00 p.m.

A post mortem is to be scheduled for later today. Investigations are continuing into this matter.

This is the seventh homicide for the year 2017.

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