Saint Lucia police say it is believed that a confrontation occurred between masked individuals and the proprietor of a business establishment at Fond St Jacques, Soufriere on Saturday, resulting in the death of Ison St John.
St John and his girlfriend operated B’s Bar.
According to a police release, a gunshot was fired in the direction of St. John, 37,causing injury to his chest.
He was pronounced dead by a medical practitioner at the scene, the release said.
St. John was a resident of Fond St. Jacques, Soufriere, but originally of Canaries, it was reported.
The police confirmed that one individual was in their custody in relation to the killing.
Well informed sources told St Lucia Times that the detainee is a male teenager who was expected to be released based on available evidence in the case.
Police have appealed to anyone with information about the shooting death of Ison St John to contact the nearest Police Station or the Crime Hotline at 45-CRIME (4527463).