Saint Lucia police say they had received several reports about Miguel Edward, alias ‘Mad Max’ Friday night, before he was fatally shot Saturday afternoon by lawmen.
Among the reports received, according to one source, was that the suspect tried to rob a male individual at gunpoint in Gros Islet Friday night.
“Grand Riviere residents said he was a menace in the area,” according to the source.
The deceased was being sought by Gros Islet police in connection with a report that he had attacked a 105 year old woman at her home in the North of the Island early Saturday morning.
Police tracked him down Saturday afternoon at the IGY Rodney Bay Marina where they say he was going to board a boat.
According to reports Edward reached towards his waistline as police approached, whereupon he was fatally shot and died at the scene.
Police say he was wanted in connection with a number of other offences and had been in and out of prison.