Two Arrested for Tuesday’s Murder in Basseterre

Police are now reporting that they have arrested two young men who are suspected of being involved in the killing of Trevis Henville, who was fatally wounded as a result of being shot at Share Lane in Basseterre, on Tuesday, 17th April, just after 8:00am. 

Officials at the Criminal Investigation Department reported late Wednesday afternoon, that the collaborative efforts of the joint forces have resulted in the murder being detected within 48 hours of the incident. 

Earlier today, (Wednesday, 18th April, 2012), 24 year old Lennox Gumbs alias “Len” of St Johnson Village, and 20 year old Randy Taylor of Taylor’s Village, were both formally arrested and charged for the Murder of Trevis Henville. 

A statement from the police indicated that the Commissioner of Police, CG Walwyn is pleased with the recent success gained by Inspector Smithen and the new CID, but sees this success as one in which praise and commendation is owed to the ordinary citizens of the community. 

It is as a direct result of the community’s confidence, support and most importantly their heightened interest in having the streets of our Federation recaptured by the police and returned the agency is succeeding, said a spokesperson. 

“We are truly appreciative of the support given by all persons but we urge you to maintain the support given as we channel our energies in tandem with social groups and social professionals  beyond that of mere detection and into the realm of crime prevention strategies for the remainder of 2012”, said the official. 

On Tuesday, the Police responded to calls of the shooting at approximately 8:10 am.  Crime Scene Technicians examined the area and investigators in collaboration with the intelligence units mounted surveillance exercises in an effort to locate the assailants.

 

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