Security officer pronounced dead after being shot during robbery

Press Release: Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Urias Dwight Compton, a forty two (42) year old resident of Corinth, Gros Islet.

Officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department, Castries, received a report of a shooting, at Choc, Castries, about 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

The incident took place in the vicinity of Caribbean Cinemas Complex.

It is reported that Urias Compton, an on duty security officer, sustained gunshot injuries during a robbery by two masked assailants armed with firearms.

An armed civilian who was in close proximity responded and an exchange of gunfire ensued between the assailants and the citize, during which time, one of the suspects is believed to have sustained gunshot wounds. Both suspects subsequently fled the scene of the incident.

Urias Compton was later conveyed to the Victoria Hospital via ambulance, where he was pronounced dead by a medical practitioner about 10:20 p.m.

A post mortem examination will be scheduled for a later date.

Investigations into this matter are continuing.

This is the thirty fifth homicide recorded for the year 2017.


  1. Amazed
    September 6, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    Man, this is so sad. Doing what is right for the citizens of our little island….and this is the price he paid.

  2. Anonymous
    September 6, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    THAT REAL dread.. the man had to lose his life so

  3. Saddened
    September 6, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    He is innocent poor jab plus working that kind of job to feed his self an family sad ,URL thieves go an drown plzzzz ,

  4. concerned foreign citizen
    September 6, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Just hang those murderers or throw the key away

  5. Anonymous
    September 6, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Mr boastful prime minister u said u would make this country safe again, its now murder 35.u couldn’t even reprimand ubaldus for jocking in your office,so much for controlling crime.shame on u and your useless,worthless bunch of so called ministers.

    1. Adelter Mason.
      September 6, 2017 at 5:23 pm

      Everything is political. It wasn’t the prime minister who caused the death.

      1. Anonymous
        September 6, 2017 at 7:55 pm

        I thought Kenny was blamed for all crime.

      2. Anonymous
        September 6, 2017 at 8:51 pm

        Tell that chyen politics that is prime minister…when yoll against somebody or a party yoll feel everybody supposed to be foolish just like yoll and agree with yoll dumb statement… Nothing surprising if u one of the Silly Little People in our island

    2. Anonymous
      September 6, 2017 at 7:52 pm

      What does this have to do with government you foolish nut we the citizens of saint Lucia need to stop blaming and depending on government for everything.(Words deleted)

      1. Anonymous
        September 6, 2017 at 11:35 pm

        Did you utter those word before June 6 2016?

  6. concerned citizen
    September 6, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    all criminals could get firearms but when you a had working ,tax is to climb mount everest the to get a legal firearm to protect yourself in slu

  7. Anonymous
    September 6, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    the armed citizen exchanged fire. what in the world. and no one seem to forget this. so who shot the security man.

    1. Anonymous
      September 6, 2017 at 3:24 pm

      Are u daft didn’t u read the report u asking who shot the security guard

  8. Anonymous
    September 6, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    To loose your life…you have to work twelve hours…to make $550 ..a fortnight as a security….welcome to st.lucia….where criminals are the celebrities. Smh

  9. Lilac.
    September 6, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Heya Chas. A promise is a promise.

  10. Anonymous
    September 6, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    My sincere condolences to his family in their time of pain . just imagine there are lots of security guards working night shift at risky establishments without a firearm to protect their lives how sad. Our unlicensed firearm laws are a joke.

  11. Anonymous
    September 6, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    So, so sad for this young man. May your soul rest in PEACE! Hope they catch those losers soon and put them to sleep or give them LIFE.

  12. Anonymous
    September 6, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    My condolences to the family. I can imagine how difficult a time this is. Although investigations are continuing. Thanks to the citizen who tried to assist in such a risky situation.

  13. Anonymous
    September 6, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    Very sad 😢 plus foss to his family

  14. Just me
    September 6, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    When will politics stop no government nor party can’t stop dem fool from doing their shot ,but all they hv to do to dem kill dem too

  15. MAD
    September 6, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Whats more sad is our law enforcement always investigating…sweet lucia if u wanna kno how to get away with murder its right here crime wont b controlled unless serious measures are put in place for those criminals and they need a serious warning be sent to them make examples outta dem

  16. Lucian with common sense
    September 6, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    So sad over this situation. It is about time that we stop condoning criminality. Whether it be your family, friend, client ect, we should never show our support to anyone who are involved in criminal activities. It was just recently 3 guys attempted to rob a police officer who was in plain clothing. As a result one got shot died and the other escaped. The family members of the thief who got shot as well as Mary Francis was crying for Justice for this guy. They totally ignored the fact that it was because of this guy’s criminal action that he got shot. So when have person like Mary Francis and family members asking for Justice for persons who break the law of our Country st. Lucia,.then crime will never stop.

    Similarly as i think of this situation, had it been the security office who had shot and killed the robber then we would have persons such as Mary Francis and the thief’s family crying out for Justice.

    But it is in situations such as these when an innocent and law abiding citizens such as this security officer get killed that we need persons such as Mary Francis call out for Justice

  17. Annoyed
    September 6, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    Got word that the thief that was shot got treated and discharged at VH. How true this is I do not know. But when someone appears at the hospital saying he was just shot and for him to be treated and discharged without the involvement of law enforcement calls for a total haul of the health system. I only pity the family of the security guard. The armed civilian should have aimed for the hief’s head instead. Now he is still alive planning another robbery. Everyday is for the thief but one day he will meet his Waterloo.

  18. Anonymous
    September 7, 2017 at 12:19 am

    Rest easy sad it ended dat way.. Never got a chance to meet u.. Condolences to the the family members.. Lord help us

  19. John Smith
    September 7, 2017 at 5:54 am

    I understand that one of the perpetrators was injured and he fled into the bush near caribbean metals. The other asswipe on the motorcycle went to look for him and he was caught. The injured low life escaped for thr night but showed uo the next day at vh for medical help and well was apprehended. Another failed robbery attempt but with an innocent life lost. Thank God others including children were not hurt. How come the police has not come out and made a statement or have a press conference on this latest most concerning crime. Our children could have been killed for heavens sake. Remember IMPACS Kenny Anthony………you fool

  20. Anonymous
    September 9, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    The security companies are u just a bunch of crook

  21. buttercup
    September 12, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    A jackass alone will blame the prime minister for that incident this can happen to anyone……instead of sympathizing with the mans family u all talking .

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