stluciatimes, caribbean, caribbeannews, stlucia, saintlucia, stlucianews, saintlucianews, stluciatimesnews, saintluciatimes, stlucianewsonline, saintlucianewsonline, st lucia news online, stlucia news online, loop news, loopnewsbarbados

spot_img

Police Urge Public Not To Converge On Crime Scenes

spot_img

In the aftermath of Saturday’s officer-involved shooting in Laborie that claimed the life of 22-year-old Eric Thomas, Saint Lucia police have urged the public not to converge on crime scenes.

” If, as right-thinking Saint Lucians, we are interested in justice, then we are not assisting the justice system by walking onto crime scenes and destroying whatever evidence that was there,” Superintendent Luke Defreitas told Good Morning Saint Lucia.

Defreitas recalled that people converged on the scene of the Laborie incident and would have destroyed or contaminated evidence.

“If you are so interested in the rights of the individual who is now deceased, you have done no good for him by trampling onto the scene – destroying that scene. It makes it all the more difficult for crime scene investigators to come in and retrieve anything of any substantial value,” the senior police officer explained.

A police statement on the Laborie incident disclosed that off-duty officers investigating a report of an individual in an establishment with an illegal gun approached the suspect who assaulted one of the law enforcers, injuring him.

According to the statement, other officers intervened, attempting to disarm the individual.

“He was pursued outside the establishment, where he discharged ammunition rounds in the officers’ direction,” it said.

In addition, the statement noted that during the incident, Eric Thomas sustained fatal injuries.

Headline photo: Stock image

 

Please note that comments are moderated. When commenting, please remember: 1) be respectful of all, 2) don't make accusations or post anything that is unverified, 3) don't include foul language, 4) limit links, 5) use words, not volume, and 6) don't add promotional content. Comments that do not meet the above criteria or adhere to our "Commenting Policy" will not be published.

2 COMMENTS

  1. They refuse to go and work for 3 EC dollars an hour all them young people do is smoke crack, drink alcohol and go and steal plantain and dig yams in people garden. There are women who send their 7 year old children to steal

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

TRENDING

Subscribe to our St. Lucia Times Newsletter

Get our headlines emailed to you every day.

Share via
Want News Alerts on Your Mobile? Join Our WhatsApp ChannelJoin
+ +
Send this to a friend