The police officer charged in connection with the January 8, 2017 fatal shooting of civilian, Yves Rene alias “Nazarene”, 39, is a former police calypso monarch.
Gilroy ‘Gillo’ Gaston was charged under section 92 of the criminal code of Saint Lucia with causing death by gross negligence death of Rene at Fond Mange, Marigot, during a police operation.
The officer has been ordered to report to the Micoud police station every Wednesday and Saturday between the hours of 7.am and 7.pm and surrender his travel documents.
He is also not supposed to leave the state.
‘Gillo’ won the 2015 Kaiso Headquarters held at Chesterfield Grounds, with a song entitled ‘2030’ in which he outlined what he would do as Police Commissioner if he were appointed to the position.
He also went on to win the inter Commercial House competition that year with the same song.
A police officer has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a man at Fond Mange, Marigot, on Sunday January 8, 2017.
The police officer has been identified as Gilroy Gaston.
According to information obtained by the Times, Gaston has been bailed in the sum of $15,000 and is required to report to the Micoud police station.
On Sunday, January 8, 2017, during a police operation, at Fond Mange, Marigot, thirty nine (39) year old was fatally shot.
He was conveyed to the Victoria Hospital where he was pronounced dead by a medical practitioner at 11:52 a.m. .
An investigation was launched into the death under the guidance of the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.