Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, is expected to visit Dallas, Texas, Monday in the aftermath of the tragic shooting death of Saint Lucian national, Botham Shem Jean.
Chastanet, who was already in the US on vacation with his family, is expected to meet with family members of the deceased to offer support, according to information obtained by St Lucia Times.
The PM is also expected to meet with Dallas officials, including Mayor, Mike Rawlings.
Rawlings was quoted by the Dallas Morning News as saying that he had offered condolences to Chastanet.
The Mayor also confirmed to the publication that the Saint Lucia Prime Minister would visit Dallas and meet with him.
Dallas police identified the officer who killed 26-year-old Botham Jean in his own home late Thursday as Amber Guyger.
Police said Guyger, a four-year veteran of the force, told investigators she was returning home from her shift Thursday night and accidentally entered Botham Jean’s apartment.
She believed Jean was an intruder and shot him, police said.
They have released few other details.
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings called the late Botham Shem Jean “exactly the sort of citizen we want to have in the city of Dallas,” according to the Dallas Morning News.
Not only has he lost his life, but we’ve lost a potential leader for this city for decades to come,” the mayor said.
He called Jean’s mother, Allison Jean, “amazingly graceful” in the face of grief.
“She wasn’t wagging her finger at anybody. She was saying, ‘What happened?'” Rawlings said.
He said she told him: “I’m not angry. I’m heartbroken. And I just want to make sure all the truth is told.”
A vigil has been planned here for Tuesday evening on the La Clery playing field to demonstrate solidarity with the family of the late Botham Shem Jean and to echo calls for justice to be served.