Update on homicide at Ravine Poisson

Press Release: Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a forty one (41) year old resident of Vanard, Anse La Raye, namely Sherwin Auguste also known as “Shervy”.

Officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department, Castries, received a report of a shooting, at Ravine Poisson, about 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

The incident took place in the vicinity of a local business establishment at Ravine Poisson. Initial reports indicate that Auguste was outside the establishment at the time of the shooting.

Auguste, who was shot multiple times, was conveyed to the Victoria Hospital via ambulance where he was pronounced dead by a medical practitioner about 9:45 p.m.

The female proprietor, who at the time is believed to have been inside of her business, was also injured during this incident, sustaining a gunshot wound to her left thigh. She is currently in stable condition.

A post mortem examination is scheduled for later today, Thursday, August 17, 2017.

No one is currently in police custody in relation to this incident. Investigations into this matter are continuing.

This was the thirty fourth homicide for the year 2017.


  1. Anonymous
    August 17, 2017 at 10:50 am


  2. sharon terrell
    August 17, 2017 at 11:17 am

    I thought you’ll say that the man did not have hands,i see two hand ond holding a bottle of Champagne.You’ll people i dont know,a drive by shooting these criminals watching to much gang videos,imitating American,and Jamaican gangs and cartell,mafia shit.And the poor business owner get shot in her thigh.You’ll criminals have it to easy.Unless the Minister of justice Hermangild Francis don’t put a fire in you’ll ass you’ll will not learn St.lucia to small to be so out of control you’ll need laws,special laws for these demons.When will youll let SSU raid these Slum,Ghettos, Garisons and take these drugs and guns.And whiles you’ll at it search these fake lurtrines yeah pit toilets,for the guns and drugs,and their back yards underground.We need CCTV cameras in all ghettos and communities, we need curfews in place.We need to light up these Communities and Ghettos,And last but not least cut the bush to much bush.And invest in damn Led Video Display System like the one in Times Square N.Y City to cover the whole of St.lucia,uncke sam is watching.Youll not ready yet St.lucia,34th murder for the year (Okay.

    1. Anonymous
      August 17, 2017 at 12:13 pm


    2. Sheba Wood
      August 29, 2017 at 6:41 pm

      Where to start with you… One. I should remind you that the people you are talking about wanting to add curfews and lights and raids into the lives of, are exactly what I said, people. These are people with families and friends and this man happened to be a member of MY family. I am watching my family hurt and grieve and he was a good person although caught in many poor decisions and mistakes. It does not mean he deserved what happened to him. It does not mean that an entire community has to be demonized just because sometimes bad things happen. Like it must be really nice for you to act like you’ve never done something wrong in your entire life but I assure you that most people make mistakes and still manage to not be criminals or in gangs or whatever. If you want to make a blanket statement like that, there are 20 people off the top of my head who you place that label upon who don’t even fit a loose description. So how about the next time someone literally is killed, and you want to say something about the conditions people live in…fake latrines…I wish my grandma had the energy to slap you…maybe think about constructive ways to change the community and bring people out of poverty instead of sitting on your high horse with your indoor plumbing and maybe keep your opinion to yourself instead of on an article where you know the family of the deceased is bound to look. You look nothing but tactless and self righteous and emotionally ignorant.(Words deleted)

  3. Anonymous
    August 17, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    He had no hands sweety. If u look clearly at the pic you’ll realize there’s someone else who was cropped out the pic. He was a friend and he had no hands, foment an incident in 2002. R.i.p. Sherve

  4. Anonymous
    August 17, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    Good looking guy like that