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Police Updates: Shooting in Castries & Homicide in Anse La Raye

On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, about 11:30 p.m. officers attached to the Anse La Raye Station responded to a report of a suspicious death at AnseGallet, Anse La Raye.

Upon arrival, officers discovered the body of a male, with apparent wounds to the head. He was pronounced dead by a medical practitioner. He has since been identified as Christopher Hippolyte, originally of Barre Denis, Castries, but residing at Babonneau. A post mortem examination is scheduled for a subsequent date.

The circumstances surrounding his death are currently under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Major Crimes Unit at 456 3756.

On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, about 10:30 p.m. officers attached to the Special Services Unit, whilst on mobile patrol received information regarding a suspicious motor vehicle, at Reclamation Grounds, Castries.

The responding officers made attempts to stop a white motor car, registration number PE3191, but to no avail. The motor vehicle in question failed to stop, venturing through one way streets about the city, contravening traffic regulations.

During an attempt to apprehend the individuals, one individual was fatally shot, whilst a second was non-fatally injured. A third male was arrested without injury. One nine millimeter (9mm) firearm was recovered by officers from the said individuals.

Investigations into the circumstances surrounding this incident are ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this matter is asked to contact the Major Crimes Unit at 456 3754.

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