A bandit is dead after being shot in Castries Friday night, police have confirmed.
The deceased has been identified as Simon Joseph of Balata.
It is reported that after 10 pm Joseph and two other men confronted a Special Police Constable who was in plain clothes and demanded cash.
Joseph was in possession of a knife at the time of the incident in George V park, according to reports.
The officer drew his firearm and shot Joseph in the chest, whereupon his two accomplices fled, police told the Times.
Joseph was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after midnight, police said.
(Note: Updated with photo of deceased)