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Ciceron Man Injured, Charged After Shooting At Police

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On Friday, January 5, 2024 about 2:30 a.m., near Peynier Street, Castries Police Officers had cause to discharge rounds of ammunition in the direction of a male suspect, who sustained injuries.

Police Officers on patrol had earlier attempted to bring a vehicle to a stop for a traffic infraction.

The driver drove away and eventually abandoned his vehicle. A foot chase ensued, and in an attempt to elude the officers, the suspect discharged his weapon at the officers, causing officers to utilize lethal force.

A Taurus pistol and live rounds of ammunition were recovered from his person.

The suspect was identified as thirty-year-old (30) Hiram Joseph of Ciceron, Castries.

On Wednesday, February 21, 2024, The Criminal Investigations Department in Castries formally charged Hiram Joseph for the offences of Using Firearm with Intent, Attempted Murder, Driving without a Valid Driver’s Licence and Driving without Motor Vehicle Insurance.

He was escorted to the First District Court for the purpose of bail, where he was remanded to the Bordelais Correctional Facility.

Pertaining to the Commitment Warrant following the conviction for the crime of Possession of Firearm, the defendant is required to promptly settle a fine of fifteen thousand dollars (XCD15000.00) forthwith, or else, be liable to a period of incarceration.

SOURCE: Royal Saint Lucia Police Force

 

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11 COMMENTS

  1. $15,000 for almost killing a police officer. Wonder what would be the amount if it were politician fired after?

  2. The system once again hide the faces of heartless rats who live among us…..protecting them from public scrutiny and embarrassment!

  3. Masiay not every thing the police say gots to be true…..I can only imagine dah mon discharge the firearm only to distract the police and did not fire it towards their direction hence he’s still alive… I dare anyone or any police to challenge this scenario.

  4. Aman runaway, fire at police and still gets bail. To hell with the leaders who set policies,laws and regulations in this country tan. We the law abiding citizens stick

  5. ASKING FOR A FRIEND , you need to read the article again, this time more slowly and carefully. The guy was charged 15 thousand for the POSSESSION of the illegal firearm not for trying to kill an officer. He has been charged but not yet tried for the offence of attempted murder of the police officer, which is why he has been remanded to prison pending trial for the attempted murder, using a firearm with intent , driving without insurance and license.

  6. The Lucians with no behavior and lack of respect for authority. Do yourself a favor you can only get away with such acts in St. Lucia. Any other place on planet earth you will not survive.

  7. @Anonymous. You are perfectly right. Try pulling that little stunt in any developed country and it will be game over. There’s a 100% possibility that this criminal would be capped. Our “human rights” representative scares the police into passivity. Such is the irony of the entire situation. It’s another case of “don’t do as I do.”

  8. The system is a big joke that’s why nobody is going to submit to this system you mean a man police trying to arrest is willing to fire a weapon at the police lucky no police officers was injured in the process brought before a judge to grant him $15000.00 bail is this judge serious ? Is this court prosecutor serious ? Is the attorney general serious ? Is the minister responsible for national security serious ? And is the prime minister which is head of the national security concil serious ?
    I personally think this incident was a slap in the face of the island hard working police officers and says a lot about how this country values its law enforcement personals so until that day when crime finally hits home of those in authority and it will slowly but surely nothing is going to change so for now we will have to get use to it because those that can bring change don’t think its necessary right now

  9. Lima Bravo you saying all that and still aint saying nothing because you didn’t properly read to comprehend….the $15000.00 is not bail money.

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