Saint Lucia police are investigating a suspected homicide at La Croix Maingot, a senior law enforcement official has confirmed.
The deceased has been identified as Nathalbert Alfred, alias ‘Lover Boy’.
He died Thursday at Victoria Hospital, days after being struck by another individual on Monday, family members say.
A video of the deceased on the ground after he was struck has been making the rounds on social media.
“The doctors say they never see something like that in their life – the first time they saw somebody got a lash with a stone or a piece of stick, whatever he hit my brother with, all the brain, the skull mash up. He was bleeding through his head, his nose and everything. It’s very bad,” Godfrey Alfred, the brother of the deceased told St Lucia Times.
“He was not a bad person, ” Godfrey said of his sibling.
Godfrey was among family members summoned to Victoria Hospital Thursday morning where they were informed that Nathalbert Alfred had died.
A senior law enforcement official told St Lucia Times that details surrounding the incident involving Nathaniel Alfred are still sketchy.
The results of a post mortem examination are being awaited.