Dead is 38-year-old Shawn ‘Tegreman’ Brazier of Newtown.
A press release issued by the police force’s Press and Public Relations Officer, Inspector Vaughan Henderson, explained that at about 3:00 on the morning of Saturday, 5th March, 2011, “Police at Basseterre received a report that a shooting had occurred at that time in the Newton area. Members of the Special Services Unit (SSU), Anit-Gang Unit (AGU) and the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) responded immediately and their investigations revealed (Brazier) was shot multiple times and his lifeless body was found at Pitcairn Street, Newtown…”
The release further explained that the District Medical Officer attached to the Basseterre area was summoned to the scene and pronounced Brazier dead.
“The coroner was informed and permission was given for the body to be escorted to a funeral home. The scene was processed by officers from the Crime Scene Department (CSD) and a number of items of evidential value were collected and taken into police custody for further analysis.”
The police have report that no suspects are in custody. However, while investigations are in progress, persons with information pertinent to the solving of this case, are asked to contact the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) at 465-2241 ext 230 and are free to pass on information on condition of anonymity. Information received will be held in the strictest of confidence.
Nearing the end of January, the Federation recorded its first murder in the person of Devon ‘Roller’ Morton of Upper Monkey Hill, St. Peters.
The young man was injured in a shooting incident which took place 10th January, 2011 while he and others were at a club located at Lower Cunningham Street. Reports reaching MiyVue.com suggest that gunmen entered the establishment and opened fire striking Morton about his body and also striking popular businessman, Ashley Allers in his shoulder.
Both were transported to the Joseph N. France General Hospital and while Allers recovered from his injury, Morton succumbed to his at about 5:45 a.m. on 25th January, 2011.
Following that incident, Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police with responsibility for Crime (ACP Crime) Ian Queeley, made two specific appeals.
“Anybody with information, please come forward and indicate to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) or any member of the police force who you can trust. My second appeal is for persons to finish away with settling disputes in a violent way and seek more amicable ways to do so. They need to stop with this spate of criminal activity, in particular, gun violence,” Queeley told MiyVue.com.