Vincent James claims that police ‘executed’ his son Eric Thomas at a nightclub in Laborie in the wee hours of Saturday morning.
James said although he was not present, another son of his was and reported what happened.
The father was responding to reports that the deceased had a firearm in his possession and a police officer, who was trying to disarm him, was assaulted.
According to the reports, there was also an exchange of gunfire.
“They’re trying to cover up. There was no pistol – no firearm was fired at any police. They had fighting inside the place and when my son was going outside he was shot,” James told St Lucia Times.
He disclosed that one of his other sons at the scene disclosed that after Thomas was shot, he fell to the ground and was shot again at close range.
“When he took the bullet, my (other)son went to his aid. Police gave him another bullet at close range while he was down. Police executed my son. That is exactly what happened,” the father declared.
James said his son died hours after celebrating his twenty-second birthday on February 10.
The deceased was the father of a two-month-old baby girl.
Headline photo: Eric Thomas – Deceased