According to information published by the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, Jason Bradshaw-Francis of Grove Village, St. Paul’s, was gunned down at approximately 9:10 p.m. on Monday last.
The force disclosed that initial investigations carried out has revealed that the victim was attacked by three armed assailants at Rawlins Housing Project, and succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris has condemned the killing of the teenager, while issuing a strong word to the criminals of the Federation.
According to Harris, the number one priority for the new administration is the safety of the people and the security of the nation.
“Let there be no mistake about that. My administration will at all times have a zero tolerance policy for crime, period. Crime helps no one, and it harms everyone. Among other things, crime destabilizes neighborhoods. It hurts our families and communities. It erodes our attractiveness as a place where people invest and create jobs. And it damages our reputation as a beautiful country of kind, friendly and warm people,” the prime minister explained.
He noted that under his administration, criminals would find no comfort, as they will be resolute and relentless in their efforts to fight crime in St. Kitts and Nevis.
Police requests that anyone who has information pertaining to this incident should contact the Violent Crime Unit at 467-1886, 4767-1887, 467-1888, or the nearest police station.
Persons can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477 (TIPS). You do not have to provide personal information, and you may be eligible to receive a reward.