Grieving Relative Of Man Fatally Shot In Castries Appeals For End To Violence

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A grieving relative of 40-year-old homicide victim Ian Joseph, alias ‘Monkey,’ has called for an end to the violence plaguing the society, which has resulted in 17 homicides this year.

Joseph succumbed to gunshot wounds Saturday on Jeremie Street.

Emergency personnel said they responded at 8:44 pm and found the victim with no vital signs after sustaining gunshot wounds to the pelvis, abdomen and chest.

“They have to stop with that,” a female family member said regarding the continuing gun violence in Saint Lucia.

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According to the relative, the deceased was in Canada working with the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program but broke his leg and, as a result, returned to Saint Lucia a few months ago.

The family member could not say whether Joseph had issues with anybody. And she disclosed that the death was a hard blow for the family.
“I cannot eat,” the relative stated.

She said the deceased had three children, the youngest just over a year old.

Headline photo: Ian Joseph

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6 COMMENTS

  1. I do feel your pain but I refuse to empathize IAN KNEW OR WAS APART OF THE SLAYING OF A YOUNG INNOCENT MAN, HE LIED N AIDDED THE MAN WHO KILLED THIS INNOCENT PERSON….IAN GOT EXACTLY WHAT HE DERSERVED AND HIS FRIEND HOPEFULLY DROPS AFTER HIM N ANYONE ELSE WHO WAS REMOTELY INVOLVED IN THIS YOUNG MANS DEATH #JUSTICEFORRJS…..HIS LIFE MATTERED TOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JUST AS IANS OWN MATTERED TO MANY….I LOOK AT EVERY POSTS N REMEMBER THIS INNOCENT MAN N WHAT HIS FAMILY WENT THRU. THE YOUNG MAN HAD A MOTHER AND A DAUGHTER WHO FELT THE SAME,THEY’RE THE ONES I EMPATHIZE WITH. IAN DIDNT WANT TO STOP THE VIOLENCE OR DROP THE GUNS CUZ HE HAD A WHILE BULLPROOF VEST…HE WAS WELL AWARE HE WASNT LIVING A GOOD STR8 LIFE…..WPC ZORT TUN

  2. I feel your pain and I empathize with you; the family of victims should make noise and appeal to the Government to provide assistance for a stop to these acts of violence. At the rate of this, it calls for one thing – bring in some bad ass Trini’s and Bajans, no names published, no time of arrival or departure, for six months minimum or less if must be rotated, armed with Guns ect. but with one or two senior Government Ministers, they’ll shut this down; why? go figure.
    I can only say, Lord God, Have mercy.

  3. So much anger in this place. People feel they have the right to do whatever they want however they want and suffer no consequences. This must end. Police need to start with the smallest of infractions. And work up from there. But who am I kidding, the number of times I have reported issues to the police with no action taken. The next time the perps get bolder.

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