A man who was wanted by the police is said to be in serious condition at St Jude Hospital, after being shot by lawmen Tuesday afternoon about 4:00 pm.
According to information obtained by St Lucia Times the man, identified as Fernel Sexius,known as ‘Cookie’, was a passenger on a bus which was stopped by the police near the Aupicon junction in Vieux Fort.
‘Cookie’ is reported to have disembarked and fled with the police in hot pursuit.
According to reports, gunshots were fired and the wanted man was hit.
He was later transported to St Jude Hospital via ambulance, as a small crowd of onlookers gathered at the scene.
A reliable source told St Lucia Times that a discarded firearm was recovered from the area where the wanted had fled.
It is reported that a warrant of arrest had been issued for Sexius, who is said to be well known to law enforcement authorities.