Update on Shooting Incident at Conway, Castries

Royal Saint Lucia Police Force

On Thursday, October 19, 2023, about 6:30 a.m., Officers attached to the Criminal Investigations Department in Castries, received and responded to a report of a shooting, at Conway, Castries.

Upon arrival at the scene, they observed a male individual with what appeared to be blood dripping down his abdomen. The Officers approached the victim, who was conscious at the time. He identified himself as Carlton Biscette of La Clery, Castries.

Biscette informed the officers he was shot in the chest area by a male individual who was known to him. Emergency Medical Technicians from the Saint Lucia Fire Service also responded to the report and assessed the victim. He was subsequently transported to a medical facility via ambulance, where he is reported to be presently in a stable condition.

On Friday, October 20, 2023, about 3 a.m., a collaborative operation involving multiple units of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force was conducted within the Central Division and Dennery. The primary objectives of this operation were to execute search warrants, conduct sweeps throughout Dennery Village due to the increasing incidents of gun violence and apprehend a suspect who was wanted for the offence of Attempted Murder.

During the execution of a search warrant on the premises of Brendan Thomas alias Brendan Charles of Conway, Castries, law enforcement recovered 30 foil wraps of Cannabis Resin, a quantity of what is suspected to be Crack Cocaine, a quantity of green plant material suspected to be marijuana and the sum of $2055.55. At the end of the search, Thomas was also arrested for attempting to cause the death of Carlton Biscette.

Brendon Thomas was later charged with a number of offences, and taken before the Courts for the purposes of bail.
Bail was granted in the following manner:

• Possession of Cannabis Resin – seven hundred dollars ($700.00)
• Possession of Crack Cocaine – seven hundred dollars ($700.00)
• Intent to Supply Cannabis Resin – one thousand dollars ($1,000.00)
• Intent to Supply Crack Cocaine – one thousand dollars ($1,000.00)
• Attempted Murder – ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00)

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