Police Investigating A Third murder In As Many Days; Lawmen Amping Up Patrols

McKnight murder

The Police are interviewing several persons, as investigations into a third murder in less than three days continue. Thirty-two year old Bernel Whyte, alias “BJ” died after sustaining several gunshots about his body, around p.m., on March 27. The young man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident occurred in the McKnight, Basseterre.

According to a Police release, officers who responded to a report of a shooting incident at Central Fiennes Avenue discovered the motionless body of the deceased, in an alleyway. The victim appeared to have multiple gunshot wounds about his body.

The Police log states that Whyte and a female companion were in his vehicle P4850, on Central Street, when they were accosted by two masked gunmen. The masked assailants fired several shots at Whyte and his female friend. Whyte exited his vehicle and ran down Central Fiennes Avenue but the gunmen chased after him, while firing several shots. He was hit multiple times about his body.

However, his female companion was able to escape. She was able to drive Whyte’s car to the Basseterre Police Station where she made a report.

This latest homicide occurred while the Police are still conducting investigations into a double homicide in Stapleton Village, on March 25. Another two young men, Jermaine Henry (35) and Denzil Edwards (34), were shot to death in the early morning hours.

Commissioner of Police James Sutton assured the public that the Force is working assiduously to solve both cases. He indicated that Police presence will be seen and felt even more as law enforcement officers work to restore calm and a sense of normalcy.

He also appealed for the support of the general public, asking anyone with any information in relation to the crimes to reach out to the Police. He underscored the need for continuous communication and cooperation between his Force and the community to increase the overall detection rate.

The High Command of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force also met with Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Dr. Terrance Drew, earlier today, March 28, to discuss strategic plans going forward, in the wake of the recent homicides.

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