The police have not so far provided much, in terms of details, but what they have confirmed is that officers from their headquarters in downtown Basseterre were called and responded to a shooting incident at Builders Paradise at the Paul Southwell Industrial Park.
Their initial investigation revealed that as a result of a violent confrontation between two employees, one person, a man, was shot. The victim has been identified as Wayne Jeffrey and according fellow employees, it is alleged that he was shot by a senior employee during an argument related to work matters.
Jeffrey was shot in the face and is to be operated on to help remove the bullet that, up to Saturday night, was said to be still lodged in his body. He is said to be originally from Guyana but has been resident in the island for some time now.
The incident is said to have taken place around 4:10pm Saturday afternoon, 23rd March, 2013, and one person has been taken into custody to assist in the investigations. More details will be provided when come to hand.
In other criminal matters revealed this weekend by the police, Javonne Junie Hendrickson and Akeem Sheddy Parris both of Basseterre were convicted on 21 January 2013 for the offence of Attempted Murder which was committed on 13 October 2011, and sentenced on 21 March 2013 to seven (7) years in prison, however, time spent on remand; from 17 October 2011 to date of conviction (two (2) years and four (4) months), will be deducted from their sentence.
Over in Nevis, on Thursday 21 March 2013 at about 8:25 pm officers at the Cotton Ground Police Station responded to a report at the at the Dayton Service Station located at Jessup’s Village. Initial investigations revealed that an armed masked man entered the said business establishment and robbed the owner of large sum of money and made an escape.
Three persons are currently in police custody to assist with investigations.
Persons having information on this robbery are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477 (TIPS).