Mother says she shielded her son from gunman

Mother says she shielded her son from gunman

A Coolie Town mother, Patricia Sonny, has told St. Lucia Times that had she not shielded her son from a man who had a gun pointed at him, the son may have been a dead man today.

A distraught Sonny said it was a few minutes after 9:00AM. Wednesday when she was inside her home having breakfast.

Whilst having breakfast my second son went inside the bathroom and bathe, put on his clothes and was standing outside, so I heard my other son who was outside cleaning chicken say: ‘A a, what is going on here?’ So I rushed out to go and see who he talking about, she told the Times.

She disclosed that yard is fenced with a gate.

Sonny said when she got outside her son, holding the knife with which he was cleaning the chicken, was inquiring of some men what they wanted.

Patricia Sonny - Coolie Town - cooking area

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“He had chicken grease all over his hand. I say ‘a little again God – I reach outside just in time,” the Coolie Town resident said.

Sonny told the Times that she assumed the men were police officers because of the firearms they carried.

She recalled that one of the men drew his weapon and aimed it at her son.

According to her, the man, dressed in a brown tee shirt and sporting a heavy chain with a crucifix, kept telling her son:

You better put that knife down! You better put that knife down!

She said she stood in front of her son.

“I told my son ‘put the knife down because you cleaning chicken,’ and I said: ‘Officer, do you have a search warrant for my yard? Or show me some form of identification,'” Sonny said.

She said the man’s response was to tell her:

Lady, you better keep quiet!

According to Sonny, she told the man he could not come into her yard and tell her to keep quiet.

She recalled that she kept insisting that the men show some form of identification.

She told St. Lucia Times that her request fell on deaf ears.

Sonny said one of the men at this point held on to her other son and tried to search him, while she continued requesting identification or a search warrant.

She asserted that had she not been at home, her son would have been shot in cold blood with a motive of self defense being declared.

Sonny said that because of the uproar, neighbours started flocking to the scene and the driver of one of the two vehicles in which the men had arrived came out and started calling his companions by name.

“He calling them and he telling them ‘Come! Come!'” she stated.

But she said the ones being summoned did not initially respond.

“While my son standing behind me, the one in the brown t-shirt he in so much rage he reached out and he slapped my son!,” she stated.

Sonny told St. Lucia Times there were three men in all who initially entered her yard, while another sat in a pickup van.

She noted that another black vehicle was also parked outside.

She said none of  the men she saw were wearing police uniforms.

Asked why she assumed they were police officers, Sonny said:

They had big guns – they are police officers because the gun is on their side.

She also indicated that side arms were in holsters.

Sonny said her 23 year old son, who is employed at a local supermarket, has never been in trouble with the law.

She told St Lucia Times that she began shouting and indicating that she had no problem with the police searching her yard once they identified themselves or presented a warrant.

“I keep on shouting and shouting and shouting, then the driver of the four-door came, he stand up by the gate and he keep on calling – he calling them telling them to come out. ‘Come out!’ And my son was doing a video. He telling them: ‘Come out!'”

She said the men eventually left.

Sonny said she intends to make a formal report about the incident to the Police Complaints Commission.

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74 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    August 30, 2017 at 2:38 pm Reply

    The only time you’ll will put you’ll name and face in the media is when is a case with the police. If is a criminal you’ll saw nothing and have nothing to say.

    1. Anonymous
      August 30, 2017 at 11:57 pm Reply

      Pa chu

      1. Anonymous
        September 5, 2017 at 1:02 pm Reply

        thank you

    2. Anonymous
      August 31, 2017 at 1:24 pm Reply

      Because its not as likely that police will come kill you if you report them, there’s accountability involved. Criminals have nothing to lose.

      1. Anon1
        September 4, 2017 at 7:37 am Reply

        Accountability! You must be a Lucian overseas.

        Can give some examples of our Police being accountable???

        ORC!!! to name just one.

    3. The Advocate
      August 31, 2017 at 4:45 pm Reply

      So true and I’m sure there is more to this story

    4. Anonymous
      September 1, 2017 at 9:12 am Reply

      HUSH YOU OLD ROTTEN HOLE ….IS PEOPLE LIKE YOU MAKE IT HARD FOR PEOPLE TO GET JUSTICE THE RIGHT WAY LET THE WOMAN FIGHT HER CASE ….LADY SEND THEIR ARSSS AND DIE DIRTY COPS.

  2. Nature
    August 30, 2017 at 2:42 pm Reply

    All you mothers that does cause you’ll sons to do crime and then lie cover up

    1. Anonymous
      August 31, 2017 at 11:09 am Reply

      Shut up you. Go to sleep and don’t wake up ignorant fool

  3. Anonymous
    August 30, 2017 at 2:48 pm Reply

    Why you all commenting rubbish. No police has the right to enter any body property without identification. She could have killed them all on her property. THe law is the law. they must identify themselves and show their warrant. If they dont, you have every right to tell them to leave or hot water in dem (Word deleted)

    1. Anonymous
      August 30, 2017 at 11:59 pm Reply

      I second dt all of dem jus deh beating unaware of Wat point she’s trying n mk (Words deleted)

    2. Anonymous
      August 31, 2017 at 7:20 am Reply

      So you saying of the police come on a report they need a warrant to enter your yard. What you smoking. Police don’t need a warrant to come in your yard . They need it to search not to come and speak to you. You learn your laws. You’ll always think you’ll know cause you’ll heard someone else say then you’ll repeat the same damn thing.

  4. Mimi
    August 30, 2017 at 2:55 pm Reply

    Nature shut up!! That lady is very correct about both her sons. These children don’t trouble anybody. Her children always in her feet…. so if you don’t what you talking about SHUT UP!!!

  5. A Nobody
    August 30, 2017 at 2:58 pm Reply

    Police can kill an get away, that’s why I’ll become a policeman. Regardless they always right until the police kill y’all relatives for no reason y’all will know how others feel. Y’all are police show proof give the mother names

    1. Anonymous
      August 31, 2017 at 11:10 am Reply

      And I hope you become the best one in the country and even have the highest position as a woman in the force make the change be the difference I love it more like you

  6. Anonymous
    August 30, 2017 at 3:26 pm Reply

    So who say they were police . Police do not have black vehicle. Be careful people .

    1. Anonymous
      August 30, 2017 at 3:42 pm Reply

      police go around in unmarked vehicles, and yes, one of them is
      black, so please be careful with such comments

      1. Anonymous
        September 1, 2017 at 9:22 am Reply

        WELL THEY HAVE TO INFORM THE PUBLIC …WITH ALL THE CRAZY KIDNAPPINGS AND CRIMES THAT TAKING PLACE THESE DAYS CIVILIANS POSING AS SSU …SO YOU BE CAREFUL WITH YOUR COMMENT

        1. Anon1
          September 4, 2017 at 7:44 am Reply

          If you referring to them having to inform the public of the unmarked vehicles they use, are you being serious?

          That would be like an undercover cop wearing a uniform.

          The simple thing they had to do was their job and by that I mean they had to identify themselves.

          I would go one further and ask to see all they badges.

          Typical example of Lucian cops taking advantage of the people they’re meant to serve and protect.

          I leave them for Yankee deportees!

  7. Lady
    August 30, 2017 at 3:36 pm Reply

    Only one side of the story. Everything she said could be the truth or it could be that your son was armed, refused to disarm himself and so u had to intervene. If it was indeed the scenario u gave then police officers were wrong, they should ID themselves and follow proper protocol. Also raising their hands on your son was wrong..but if it’s where you and your son were in the wrong then you need to teach him to obey the law because the only end result is an early death. Also find out if they were indeed officers because I know no department with black unmarked vehicles belonging to the force. Criminals have guns too and they are getting smarter and using better tactics to commit their crime

    1. Anonymous
      August 30, 2017 at 4:02 pm Reply

      Police have all kinda vehicles

      1. Careless
        August 31, 2017 at 3:30 pm Reply

        Police has all kinds of vehicles but they dont use any Black vehicle to respond to reports u idiot..n Police dont need warrant to enter no yard to attend to a report..before u all comment all when its the police plz find out if it was indeed Police

        1. Anonymous
          September 1, 2017 at 9:25 am Reply

          THAT IS WHY THEY IDENTIFY THEMSELVES BEFORE ENTERING PEOPLES YARD TO MANY CRIMINALS POSING AS SSU SO THE FREAKING LADY RIGHT HUSH YOUR OLD ROTTEN HOLE

  8. Anonymous
    August 30, 2017 at 3:43 pm Reply

    Smh. Them police officers have that as a reputation. Corporal is another. Wrestled with my cuz because his jabal made a report. (Words deleted)

  9. 666 - No Political Affiliation.
    August 30, 2017 at 4:10 pm Reply

    Rogue cops perhaps?

  10. Anonymous
    August 30, 2017 at 4:19 pm Reply

    Well done mother. Now its time we all st Lucians arm our yards in any way ,because the system are the real criminals don’t trust them they vow to serve and protect each other as cops they don’t care about civilians.to go higher in the force u need to joint the brother hood aka 3 masons etc some cops are demon possessed, demonic or mentally ill, pray that is our only protection

    1. Anonymous
      August 31, 2017 at 11:16 am Reply

      Yeah why is no one Speaking of this the Demonic delays system we are being fed to talk about that nothing else keep it real please st. Lucia real demons in office sucking blood sucking Souls making contracts. Succumb to it or change it and you know how to change it. magic can go both ways last I checked. Not only Mason’s could use it and use it people wake up y’all go to church and still do wickedness so please use your Bible in other ways

  11. Anonymous
    August 30, 2017 at 4:30 pm Reply

    St. Luciaians stop writing and feeling nice about the violence and the crimes. Stop it.

  12. Anonymous
    August 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm Reply

    people these were island police,different than regular police,usually don’t ever see them.very secretive department,they can inter yard without warrant.obviously this guy butchering chicken,has done something wrong which requires island police take over,they will get him at grocery store.

    1. Anonymous
      August 31, 2017 at 10:56 am Reply

      Why are you so fast to state the it’s “obvious the guy butchering the chicken has done something wrong”? Where did you get that fact from? Where you the one who reported what he did wrong? People like you bare false witness to situations that you lack common sense or understanding of basic analysis or interpretations! You could have said “maybe” but not “obviously” smh

      1. Anonymous
        September 1, 2017 at 9:27 am Reply

        THE NEWS DID STATE … MY SON IS CHICKEN YOU CLEANING SO PUT THE KNIFE DOWN DONT BASH THE PERSON …THAT IF YOU EVEN READ THE STORY ABOVE YOU

  13. Anonymous
    August 30, 2017 at 5:05 pm Reply

    No video ?

  14. Anonymous
    August 30, 2017 at 5:09 pm Reply

    The police OFFICERS must show some form of I’D..wat the helll……..

  15. Straight up
    August 30, 2017 at 5:11 pm Reply

    So how they sure that these men were police officers? Just because they had guns?

  16. Anonymous
    August 30, 2017 at 5:15 pm Reply

    How do you even know they were police officers. So many people carry weapons. License firearm holders carry holsters even some with illegal firearms use holsters. Before we makr certain statements there are questions we need to ask

  17. B
    August 30, 2017 at 5:19 pm Reply

    you love your Husband so much y
    Thats why you came to his Defence. if was his Father you would never come outside. Good job police officers

  18. B
    August 30, 2017 at 5:21 pm Reply

    I hope when yiur Husband best you up.ypu dont font the police

  19. Anonymous
    August 30, 2017 at 5:25 pm Reply

    Police OFFICER’S ARE THE REAL CRIMINALS TRUST ME…..MOST OF THE TIME…..THEY …I’M THE DRUGS GAME. MORE THAN THE FELLAS OF THE STREET…..HMM……MOST OF THEM….THEY ONLY IN THE POLCE FORCE TO MAKE THAT MONEY…..

  20. B
    August 30, 2017 at 5:26 pm Reply

    I hope when your Husband beat you. No police yassistance will be needed by you .If was foolish so called bad boys you would never put it on Social Media .police you already on Social Media .None of what you said is the Truth good job police

  21. Anonymous
    August 30, 2017 at 5:28 pm Reply

    Yep…….and they u seing the youths to do their dirty works for them….if the youths don’t do it….sorry for them…table turn on them

  22. Anonymous
    August 30, 2017 at 5:29 pm Reply

    HMM by killing them…..

  23. Crib
    August 30, 2017 at 5:32 pm Reply

    I just hate some of them officers feeling they all mighty and powerful y’all time will come it always does

  24. Anonymous
    August 30, 2017 at 5:45 pm Reply

    Island police don’t show I d,but since you let them know your son works at grocery store,they meet him there,you made it real easy,so he must have sold to nacro,now they got him.these guys don’t mess around.

  25. Anonymous
    August 30, 2017 at 5:47 pm Reply

    you made mistake let them know where he work mom

  26. Anonymous
    August 30, 2017 at 5:50 pm Reply

    Hmm

  27. Anonymous
    August 30, 2017 at 5:51 pm Reply

    St Lucia…little Island….that know that from day one

  28. Anonymous
    August 30, 2017 at 6:09 pm Reply

    Nah ppl. I have experience with officers already they came to do a warning over children matter and being they were not getting the answer they wanted shot fire to scare us even wanted to go inside without a warrant. I’m not saying all officers are wicked but there are those who should not have a bage

  29. Anonymous
    August 30, 2017 at 6:16 pm Reply

    Police don’t come to your home just so if they do not have info about something

  30. Anonymous
    August 30, 2017 at 6:20 pm Reply

    I’m not involved in anything illegal just so police will come at my home.its 40 years I’m existing and I don’t know the road to a police station and no police know me

  31. Anonymous
    August 30, 2017 at 6:22 pm Reply

    Stop making these us less kids nowadays to put on earth useless dam idiots

    1. Anonymous
      September 1, 2017 at 9:37 am Reply

      YOU SHOULD KILL YOURSELF WITH SUCH A COMMENT PEOPLE MAKE KIDS AND NOT KNOW HOW THEY TURN OUT IN LIFE A CHILD CAN COME OUT FRM A GREAT HOME AND STILL TAKE THE WRONG PATH .sMH

  32. Anonymous
    August 30, 2017 at 6:37 pm Reply

    teach your kids at home

  33. Anonymous
    August 30, 2017 at 6:42 pm Reply

    Some of these people officers are too disgusting. Where the search warrant? What you doing in the lady yard? Plus you slapped the child, mommy seek advice of a legal practitioner.

  34. keepingitreal
    August 30, 2017 at 7:02 pm Reply

    Lady, find out who was the police in charge/on duty of the station for dispatch of these police and also press charges against him and the state. It is time this nonsense stops. It is happening too often. Its time these rogue cops are dealt with.
    This is very real and this time it has nothing to do with “he is a nice boy” or whatever. The police have to give their ID at all times, you are not even supposed to ask for it they have to present it right after they say good morning or good afternoon.

  35. keepingitreal
    August 30, 2017 at 7:05 pm Reply

    Further the police have to present supporting documents to state their case of being on your property

  36. Officer 296
    August 30, 2017 at 7:29 pm Reply

    Hey I’m a police officer and if those guys come to your house then they will identity themselves if not then lady you can seek legal actions towards them I hate officers that are dirty making us look bad and yes we have any unmarked vehicle so yes those guys can truly be officers and I joint the force to protect and to serve not brutalize people well madam on behave of my collogues I deeply apologized some of us are still good people.

    1. Anonymous
      August 31, 2017 at 6:38 am Reply

      Officer 296, I suspect you’ve been in the force so long that you forgot to spell check your comment or is it that the joint got the best of you. I think the poor grammar and spelling in your comment gives the force a worse name than what “the police” did to those people.

      1. Chauz
        August 31, 2017 at 10:24 am Reply

        like my baby nephew would say “OSH YOUR MOUT”

    2. Anonymous
      September 1, 2017 at 6:25 pm Reply

      well done honest officer God bless u to be promoted and keep dgn ur job to the best of ur ability not to abuse ur authoity

  37. Timley
    August 30, 2017 at 7:41 pm Reply

    Yourl need to shut your faces police cyah come in your yard but bad can come. Dem lucky is police if was bad man now there it would be something else.. Only when is police yourl pie holes can shout…

    1. Anonymous
      September 1, 2017 at 9:44 am Reply

      HUSH YOUR ROTTEN CAR CAR HOLE ..YOU MAKING SENSE ?

  38. Anonymous
    August 30, 2017 at 8:04 pm Reply

    I smell something fishy. Mam you sure your child is clean? Whether it was the police or gang member, just so they come to your son with big guns??? Something not adding up! Well I trying to put 2 and 2 together and I am getting 8!!

  39. Anonymous
    August 30, 2017 at 8:17 pm Reply

    first they not big guns,38special,you can buy on any street corner,and second the chicken chopper was going to throw knife,they were robbing him of pay check.

  40. Anonymous
    August 30, 2017 at 8:18 pm Reply

    L

  41. Anonymous
    August 30, 2017 at 8:22 pm Reply

    sick this is sick,and that 296ain’t no real cop,he one who came there with 45magnum,one in black car had uzziu,you people I don’t know what you did,but you must have seen a big drug buy,this house needs 24/7,watch.

  42. Anonymous
    August 30, 2017 at 9:08 pm Reply

    If this account is true (I’m not saying it’s not true) something has got to be done about police misconduct. Some of these ill – discipline officers believe that because they are policemen they can behave inappropriately by abusing and disrespecting law abiding citizens. Recently I was boldly threatened by an ignorant and arrogant so – called police officer in the presence of two of his colleagues. They too did nothing to stop the death threats he made towards me. They only stood there and listen. That particular
    officer whose name I will reveal in the right forum and at the right time has a very black record within the police force, so much so that some time ago he was detained by police ( his colleagues) for unlawful behavior. However for reasons beyond my understanding, he is still on the force. Prior to this he was suspended for a six months period. These are the type of individuals that tarnishes the image of the RSLPF. They must be weeded out.

  43. Loose
    August 30, 2017 at 9:15 pm Reply

    If it was badman they shoot n gone. If it was thieves they would take the chicken n gone. So now that’s what police wanna do. 1 day they will come in the wrong yard…

  44. Anonymous
    August 30, 2017 at 9:48 pm Reply

    SO WE ARE SURE THOSE WERE COPS…..OK

  45. Anonymous
    August 30, 2017 at 10:06 pm Reply

    It wasn’t badman trust me somebody would of been dead

  46. Anonymous
    August 30, 2017 at 10:55 pm Reply

    Yes finally someone listening to me these people are island police department different from police,they will come in your house no warning,just start shooting,which means they after someone who has come off cruise ship,carrying bag of heroin this kid probably got mixed up with someone else at grocery store.they bring you on board ship to lower hall.they do whatever they want till you talk.

  47. Blessed
    August 30, 2017 at 11:14 pm Reply

    It is so sad. There are more dirty cops than good and I believe it’s starts at the top of the line that’s why nothing is being done to these dirty cops. Karma is a bitch.

  48. Sigh!
    August 31, 2017 at 7:18 am Reply

    The lady might be telling the truth she might be lying but to wish her husband wud beat her up n no police should assist her url st.lucians making this statements are pathetic… No one knows for sure what happened thats just her side wait for that ofthe RSPF before making such riduculous comments. Url Lucians never cease to amaze me i swear (Words deleted)

  49. Anonymous
    August 31, 2017 at 10:03 am Reply

    Amazing one story from a lady and we all go assuming and judging. Smh. We speak about police like they come from Mars. News flash they come from our society. They are a reflection of what we are. So most young man police or not behave in such manner. And please to judging base on what people say. Most of our news is base on hear say. And there’s no evidence showing anything that was said

  50. Proud Lucian
    September 3, 2017 at 10:42 pm Reply

    So many things happen and not one video. Choops tan

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