Wanted fugitive Delyan Fontinelle succumbed to gunshot wounds Sunday morning after being shot by the police, a senior law enforcement official has confirmed.
Fontinelle was wanted in connection with a string of offences, the police say.
A relative who spoke to St Lucia Times on condition of anonymity admitted that Fontinelle did “a lot of bad things.”
According to the relative, they included arson and assault.
But the relative recalled that the deceased had not always been that way.
“He just changed,” St Lucia Times was informed.
The relative suggested that Fontinelle may have developed a mental problem.
A law enforcement official said that the deceased used to act as though he was demonised.
According to reports, Fontinelle kept eluding the police who were on the hunt for him in connection with a number of warrants for his arrest.
It was reported that police encountered him in a house where he was shot Sunday morning about 6.00 am.
The police reported that the deceased was armed at the time.
He sustained three gunshot wounds, was transported to a medical facility where he succumbed, a law enforcement official said.
The relative who spoke to St Lucia Times on condition of anonymity disclosed that Fontinelle had three children.