A press release issued by the Police the Violent Crime Unit on Nevis is investigating the incident that took place at Enrique Bar, Cedar Trees, Charlestown, at about 3:45 a.m. Dead is a 17-year-old male. As is usually the case with juveniles, at this point in the investigation, the Police did not release the name of the victim. However, other sources name the victim as youth cricketer Phil Wallace.
According to the police release, the victim was allegedly part of an altercation with another person and the Police. It states that the victim was transported to the Alexandra Hospital in a private motor vehicle and pronounced dead at 4:10 am.
It is not the first time that a violent incident has taken place at Enrique Bar. Last year July, there was a physical fight that involved the owner, and which required the treatment of wounds of two men at the Alexander Hospital. In December of that year, three men were attacked and stabbed while in the bar.
The police statement indicates, however, that more information will be provided as the investigation continues.