On Wednesday, February 22, 2023, about 9:10 p.m. a joint team of Officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department, Scenes of Crime Office, Traffic Unit, and Special Services Unit were attending to a shooting along the Bexon Highway.
During the processing of the scene, a motorcycle failed to stop, entering the restricted area. Several attempts to stop the rider by officers proved futile. A single round of ammunition was discharged, injuring the rider and the pillion rider. The rider who sustained an injury to the leg was later pronounced dead at the OKEU Hospital. The deceased was identified as, Negel George, a twenty-two (22) year old resident of Paix Bouche, Babonneau.
The Royal Saint Lucia Police Force urges individuals to adhere to cordons and other set parameters surrounding crime scenes and to obey lawful commands of officers tasked with preserving the integrity of crime scenes.