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Police Recover Firearm After Marchand Double Homicide


On Saturday, June 8, 2024, about 11:45am, the Marchand Police Station responded to a report of a double homicide, which occurred along Marchand Road, in Castries.

Two male victims were discovered unresponsive by the responding officers, with apparent gunshot wounds.

The victims were conveyed to the Owen King European Union (OKEU) Hospital where they were pronounced dead by medical personnel at the institution. The two victims have been identified as:

  1. Twenty-year-old (20) Thaddeus Denis alias “Coco Boy” of Black Mallet, Castries.
  2. Evitus Lynch Junior alias “Red Boy” of Black Mallet, Castries.

The Major Crimes Unit led the investigation into this matter, with support from the Marchand Police Station. During the course of their investigations a male suspect was observed and subsequently apprehended.

In his possession was a Smith and Wesson 9mm pistol, with a magazine containing eleven (11) rounds of 9mm calibre ammunition.

He has been identified as thirty-three-year-old (33) Alton Jn Jacques, of Marchand, Boulevard. Alton Jn Jacques has been charged for the offences of: Possession of Firearm and Possession of Ammunition.

Anyone with information regarding these matters can share details with the Marchand Police Station by dialing 456-3885 or the Major Crimes Unit at 456-3754.

Alternatively, they can provide anonymous tips by dialing 555 (the Crime Hotline) or by utilizing the RSLPF Crime Hotline Application, which is available in Google Play Store.

SOURCE: Royal Saint Lucia Police Force. Headline photo: Internet stock image.

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  1. The Pm Should look for Assistance overseas to Construct a Bigger Prison Facality just as in Central America .Lock up all gang Members .The laws for Unlicensed Firearms is for Criminals papisho

  2. Have his bail ready. Don’t delay him. He has important business of state that he must conduct. He will delve into solving those constant homicides. Even Peep knows that gunmen cannot be underestimated for their crime-solving prowess. When I grow up I want to be the Minister of Security in St. Lucia.

  3. All they do is sit on the block and say nothing not running. When there are so many vacancies in the private sector …

  4. All good and well, but the most important detail is missing. Can ballistics match the spent shells on the scene and the bullets pulled from the bodies to that recovered 9 mil, and thereby solve the latest double homicide?

  5. They arrested a young man without having evidence of the ballistic. Did the police make this young man their scapegoat because he is from Marchand? Having a gun in your possession does not equate to being guilty for theses murders. What if someone sold him the gun without him knowing that same gun was used to commit any crime? Officers please do your job and go after the real murderers. I don’ts condone the crime on the island , I just want the law to find the real perpetrators of the crime and give this young ,man a fair trail. While you at it please provide him with some legal aide if he can’t pay for a bigshot criminal defense attorney. I believe this young man is innocent until proven guilty.

  6. @ Concerned Citizen….that’s yol probably…trying to defend criminals. How you mean “having a gun in his possession doesn’t mean he committed the murders”…what bull is that uh? So you the state to pay money to send these illegal gun owners to court when endless gun crimes happening. I think you should be arrested for such statements…tag it as aiding and abeting!


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