Basseterre, St. Kitts, 20th August, 2018 (MyVueNews.com) – The St. Kitts and Nevis Police Force has issued a $50,000 reward for information that will lead to the arrest and successful prosecution of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Police Sergeant Leon Powell.
Commissioner of Police Ian Queeley made this announcement Sunday, 19th August, following a press briefing on Nevis. The Commissioner was in Nevis, with other members of the Police High Command and held press briefing their similar to one held on Saturday, 18th August, with media houses on St. Kitts.
Police said Sergeant Powell owned and operated a bar in Newton Ground. At about 1 am on 18th Saturday, 2018, Police received a report of an armed robbery in Newton Ground at his bar.
“Investigations so far have revealed that two armed, masked men entered the bar and demanded money from him. A struggle ensued between Powell and one of the armed men and one of them shot Powell several times about the body. He succumbed to his injuries at the scene,” a Police statement indicated.
Persons who have information that can move this investigation forward are asked to call any Police Station, or the Violent Crimes Unit at 467-1887, 467-1888, or 662-3468.