Gunman fires at police officer in Castries

Gunman fires at police officer in Castries

A gunman and a police officer exchanged gunfire today, Tuesday 12, on Riverside Road, law enforcement sources have told St. Lucia Times.

The incident occurred at around 2:30 pm.

According to information, the officer, who was in civilian clothing at the time and walking with a female companion, was approached by an individual who informed him that a man with a gun had just come off a motorcycle and was heading up the road with an obvious intent on committing a crime.

It is reported that the officer, who was on vacation, went after the gunman and identifying himself as a police officer, ordered him to stop.

The gunman is said to have turned around and discharged four rounds in the direction of the officer, who returned fire.

The officer was not hit, law enforcement sources said.

The gunman then fled.

However it was not clear whether he had been injured.

There was a heavy police presence on the scene following the incident.

It comes against  the backdrop of a recent upsurge in gun violence which began on Saturday with a double murder at La Clery on Saturday morning in which two young men were gunned down by unknown assailants.

Hours later on Saturday afternoon a man was shot in the ankle at Riverside Road and Monday night two men were shot at Bocage.

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51 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    September 12, 2017 at 3:28 pm Reply

    It’s a world of RAMBO war in lucia

  2. Anonymous
    September 12, 2017 at 3:29 pm Reply

    BRAVO to the informant. We need more of this in order to fight crime.

  3. John Smith
    September 12, 2017 at 3:30 pm Reply

    This place is getting out of hand and the government is powerless. I knew that their election rhetoric would come back to bite them. It is clear that the situation have been worsened after the impacts report which was the criminals go ahead to do as they pleased. This cannot and should not be allowed to continue. The authorities should stamp out all this criminal activity immediately and forget about the United States aid for for the police we are sovereign nation we should deal with our police training and funding ourselves. It is only if a prominent person or their family member is killed will we realise how we have left this criminal situation Fester. It is Kenny Anthony who caused this making sure that the police will powerless to do anything when he reported all this nonsense to the US Embassy and the order the impacts investigation let us see what the government will do about it

  4. Anonymous
    September 12, 2017 at 3:31 pm Reply

    People will be dying like flies everyday

  5. Anonymous
    September 12, 2017 at 3:37 pm Reply

    Heavy police presence AFTER police police were shot at. Lol

    1. my own mind
      September 12, 2017 at 4:08 pm Reply

      i’m gonna ask a dumb question , would you like the police to be there before the crime happens , or arrest the individual before he commits the offence ?? i once thought like you but at what point do you want the police to be there and when they are around why don’t you’ll tell them where the crime is and who is committing the crime so they can be there ready to make the arrest

      1. Anonymous
        September 12, 2017 at 7:37 pm Reply

        It is a dumb question and you should feel stupid for asking it. Have you ever been a victim of a crime and have had to wait for hours for police to show up after you make a report? And two disinterested cops.

  6. Victoria Lewis
    September 12, 2017 at 3:44 pm Reply

    Wonder if a movie is being filmed in the City and surroundings….😐

  7. MetYo
    September 12, 2017 at 3:44 pm Reply

    The biggest gang in Lucia is RSLPF. Interfere with one and the whole crew coming after you.

    1. Anonymous
      September 12, 2017 at 3:52 pm Reply

      That’s true. I saw 4 SSU officers came to arrest a guy who used obscene language to an offer in plain close at West Indies Shipping . The same police who claim they don’t have resources to fight crime.

      1. Anonymous
        September 12, 2017 at 7:37 pm Reply

        And the same police officers that use obscenity all over.

      2. Fed up
        September 12, 2017 at 8:53 pm Reply

        But the owner of West Indies shipping is their friend…Eddie is their top dog

        1. Kim
          September 14, 2017 at 6:05 am Reply

          The cops are doing their job, what does the owner of west indies shipping has to do with that.

  8. Anonymous
    September 12, 2017 at 3:47 pm Reply

    Criminals firing gunshots after police well we finish, if the law can’t stop dam who can

    1. Anonymous
      September 12, 2017 at 7:46 pm Reply

      Lol batman

  9. Concerned
    September 12, 2017 at 3:48 pm Reply

    So sad, what measures are being put in place to stop this, innocent people could be killed.

  10. b
    September 12, 2017 at 3:50 pm Reply

    Anytime is police involved Some foolish person must make some Nonesense Statement Good job Done my good Police officer you have my 100%Support

    1. Anonymous
      September 12, 2017 at 3:58 pm Reply

      Agreed

    2. Anonymous
      September 12, 2017 at 5:21 pm Reply

      I am agreeing with you on this

  11. Hmmmm
    September 12, 2017 at 4:32 pm Reply

    They need the army, the Air Force , navy and they need to install some cctv cameras to deal with that issue in st. Lucia

  12. Anonymous
    September 12, 2017 at 4:43 pm Reply

    Where is Hermangild Francis he’s been power hungry for that position for years now finally got it and is not doing anything. How your’ll plan to manage the prisoners from Burmuda and your’ll cannot manage what your’ll have going on in ur own country

    1. Anonymous
      September 12, 2017 at 6:21 pm Reply

      Word is that he is in hiding under his office desk, that’s where you will find him…lol

      1. Me
        September 12, 2017 at 9:09 pm Reply

        Not even there you can find. Have been trying to get an appointment for over a year now.

  13. Jay
    September 12, 2017 at 4:46 pm Reply

    My God ….seriously concerned about innocent bystanders.

    1. Me
      September 12, 2017 at 5:04 pm Reply

      Yeap. My son said he saw alot of Policemen upper Mary Ann Street on his way home from school. If it was a little later there would be several children on that road headed home.

  14. Amie dodo
    September 12, 2017 at 4:47 pm Reply

    Everything is the government ,its bad man killing bad man, for drugs deal’s that gone or theft and revenge, we have to take on our own responsiblity

    1. Anonymous
      September 12, 2017 at 5:12 pm Reply

      Amie Dodo, have you ever thought about stray bullets and collateral damage? When some gunmen can’t catch their intended targets, they resort to killing parents, siblings, babies and other relatives. Innocent people get gunned down. Stop hour frivolity.
      Vibz

  15. Anonymous
    September 12, 2017 at 4:59 pm Reply

    OPERATION RESTORE CONFIDENCE IS DESPERATLY NEEDED ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

    1. kda
      September 12, 2017 at 5:10 pm Reply

      shut up

      1. Anonymous
        September 12, 2017 at 6:04 pm Reply

        You need to shut your bodah

  16. Anonymous
    September 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm Reply

    Gun crime is too prevalent in this country. PM and Cabinet, give this serious situation your undivided attention before it gets to a state of no return. URGENT ATTENTION NEEDED!!!
    Vibz

  17. Anonymous
    September 12, 2017 at 5:06 pm Reply

    Only in st.lucia criminals are celebrities..smh

  18. Anonymous
    September 12, 2017 at 5:27 pm Reply

    Badness😂

  19. Anonymous
    September 12, 2017 at 5:41 pm Reply

    IT’S ALL PEOPLE LIKE KDA THAT’S COMMITTING THE CRIME IT TIME THEY MAKE A BLOODY MESS WITH ULL.

  20. Anonymous
    September 12, 2017 at 5:48 pm Reply

    It’s so sad to see so many people are attacking the Police, and as soon as they find themselves in a situation they go back to the same Police for assistance.

  21. Anonymous
    September 12, 2017 at 6:17 pm Reply

    The powers that be need to fix this fast or it will get closer to home, it’s not the first time police officers are getting shot at or attacked they are people who aren’t afraid of the cops because they have mob links or its not what u know it’s what u can prove, I pray innocent civilians don’t get hurt in they war for power,greed,respect,jealousy, let them fight themselves and get the bad seed out. (stop sending Lil boy officers to do a big man job). The system think they are safe but all hell has broken noise and soon they will be beating they chest like other innocent civilians who feels the pain, I have solutions to this crime problem but some people will never listen so I sit and watch but cover the important people around me with prayers

  22. Sazzy
    September 12, 2017 at 8:27 pm Reply

    Please get the this right. The two males were not shot at La Clery they were shot along the Vide Bouteille Rd. We already getting too much bad name

  23. xoxoxoxo
    September 12, 2017 at 8:54 pm Reply

    Granted it’s not rite to take n others life n it’s not right wat transpired 2day, but the ppl losing deh lives in those incidents n instances r mostly ppl who lived a criminal lifestyle… I pity the innocent ones who get caught up in it.

  24. Truth
    September 12, 2017 at 9:10 pm Reply

    It’s about to.e den police know that they can get hit to..whats about the inoccent lives that have been taken by police officer..what ur have to say about dat…and this officer would have been wrong if he had shot this guy or any other civilian..first he is suppose to call in cuz he off duty a d if he is off duty a d on vacation
    What’s he doing carrying a weapon around…see that’s how criminals murder ppl and get away with it..police in lucia never follow protocol.. cuz o the streets being an officer a d being a officer I the court house is very different

    1. Doctor snag
      September 12, 2017 at 9:55 pm Reply

      What the hell are you trying to say idiot! It’s illiterate people like you that commit those crimes or you see who’s doing it and won’t speak up. Once you are an officer and a crime is happening, at all times you’re an officer…. vacation Or not! Talking about protocol, are you a member of the rslpf?? Because you seem to know alot. Officer well done and the rest of you… move these scumbags on the streets..

      1. The truth
        September 12, 2017 at 10:02 pm Reply

        Wonder how u will think nxt time a cop shoots one of ur family member whilst he is doing nothing and resisting arrest…and I’m surely right that’s y we escape.. cuz police negligence to the law that they have to enforce

        1. Doctor snag
          September 12, 2017 at 10:04 pm Reply

          You can’t tell Me a out law… if they put themselves in that position what am I to do? Like I said it’s people like you that make claims that y’all know nothing about. And I am very well versed with the law….smh.

  25. Truth is a real jackass
    September 12, 2017 at 9:20 pm Reply

    What… Seriously TRUTH, weh you get that you saying deh???? So because the officer is on vacation he’s supposed to leave his LICENSED FIREARM LOCKED UP??? A jackass taught you that?? Go do your research, you old bodah pwason..

  26. Anonymous
    September 12, 2017 at 9:33 pm Reply

    St Lucia is not far from being a lawless state where the police are the biggest criminals.

  27. no
    September 12, 2017 at 10:04 pm Reply

    Who is this truth clown you must keep your dumb ads shut if you don’t know what your talking about. The officer did follow protocol cause he didn’t just shoot he gave a warning and he did ask the suspect to stop before he was fired upon so he was well within his rights to fire back.

    He could not of done a better job in defence of the public against a possible perpitrator of homicide. I only wish he had composed himself and that his shots had met his intended target. Follow up should be an app on a armed and dangerous target with warrant of arrest in the first instance. If you know what good for you report your self cause it should not be safe for you out there and the whole country should be standind behind the police force. You are a threat to this country by firing after the police officer you have said that you are a law unto your self and we the people will not tolerate that.

    1. Doctor snag
      September 12, 2017 at 10:07 pm Reply

      Very well said… that punk just talking gibberish.

  28. Anonymous
    September 12, 2017 at 11:42 pm Reply

    When something just happeni in St Lucia it’s alot of talk
    We get so excited.just give us two days and we don’t want to talk about it again
    We want something fresh to talk about.wait and see

  29. Wendy rosemary
    September 13, 2017 at 8:50 am Reply

    Well..West Indians over sees should not do business with West Indies Shipping..people should drop him like hot bread..Shame

    1. Kim
      September 14, 2017 at 6:18 am Reply

      Hello dont you have a better topic. What problem do you have with the company west indies shipping? Why u get to the point of saying people should drop them like hot bread. You country bookie fool. Its people like you that will not go forward my dear, all yourll do is put people down. Just so u bringing the company in ur crime business what the hell. I bet you shipping with them. They are one of the best out there so shut ur trap hole my dear.choopz

  30. Sh
    September 13, 2017 at 4:53 pm Reply

    Poor stlucia

  31. Anonymous
    September 13, 2017 at 7:22 pm Reply

    It amazes me some of the statements that are made here. What more protocol was the officer to use….smh….if that criminal was related to you you should be happy he was not killed because this he gave justifiable caused to be killed. Know your laws .

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