Police investigate shooting incident

The police say they have launched an investigation into a shooting incident which took place in Roseau on Sunday.

Reports indicate that Stephen Hill of Layou is presently nursing a gunshot wound to his abdoment after he was shot by Gifford Charles, proprietor of Charlo’s Minimart on Independent Street in the capital.

According to the police around 11:30 am on Sunday Stephen, 34, was involved in an altercation with some employees of Charlo’s Minimart and began throwing stones into the business place.

He was shot when he armed himself with a cutlass, the police said.

They say the matter is still under investigation.

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39 Comments

  1. England Gyal
    March 12, 2013

    Hi all, could someone tell me what Bowdelle means please!

  2. Medical Assistant
    October 31, 2012

    When someone work hard for what they have, and another one thinks he could go distroy his life with drugs, alchol or whatever, and coming to my place with a cutlass, I would shoot first, and ask questions later. There are people who are mentally ill, and others who are mentally wicked. If he had cut someone neck, or whole someones child hostage what would people say. Take them before they take u. Time police come the damage is done. Sorry, this is a wicked, and crazy world that we are living. When people do foolishness with their life, and you work hard to get where your are, they have the guts to be jelous? ‘Too Bad” I see to much innocent people get hurt, and get killed in the USA, and some ‘Phychologist” say they crazy. And your love one is dead.

  3. ReeAreLeeTea
    October 30, 2012

    you never take a knife to a gun fight; not even a big knife.

    but seriously, what’s the problem these days? things are already so hard in the country and guys still acting up the fool.

    charlo’s place you wanna have a commotion at.

    bad decision dude. we all know charlo to be a man that can take a lot of crap, but he’s very protective of his establishment and his employees.

    we haven’t heard all the facts yet, but more than most likely, charlo has to use harsh defense as a last resort.

    good job charlo, and please don’t let this deter you from providing the late night service that we’re used to.

  4. neighbor
    October 30, 2012

    good for u charlonext time kill himm……….

  5. blackman
    October 30, 2012

    i remember Charlo’s Place was the only Place in Roseau for 24 hrs Service and it’s because of some people like that we have to wait till next day,however i know Charlo to be A Reasonable person and would do what he knows was the best action then. It’s just unfortunate that some matters needs to be resolved in that manner but God is Good there’s always A Lesson in all things.

  6. topi
    October 30, 2012

    Where’s an ‘abdoment’?

    • ReeAreLeeTea
      October 30, 2012

      ha ha ha he he he woy. ebeh look it.

  7. FLORIDA
    October 30, 2012

    When a case is still under investigation why is the business place named and also the owner of the business place in the news? Why is the news carrying the gentleman’s name so BOLD in the news?

    Some times the news is read a certain business place or a certain business man when the case is still under investigation.

    Proper facility is needed for these kind of people (mentally ill people) What if it was a child he had attack on the road or a senior citizen? These paros and mentally ill people need to be cared for in a proper facility. This man could of kill the gentleman’s staff/employee and because he is sick people are afraid to approach him. Why would someone come to your business place with a cutlass and then try to attack one of your employees. He is known to be sick but that does not mean he was sick that day for he knew what his intentions were.

  8. Kicks
    October 30, 2012

    :lol: :lol: Well Stephen have something to think about for de Independence now. :lol: :lol:

  9. hmm
    October 30, 2012

    when they mess you up they really mess u up wii pal. Now they even shooting you Stephen? Well sah. God will prosecute dem dutty badmind people. Went to school with you and you seem to have a bright future until them witches messed u up. God sees all things.

  10. Anonymous
    October 30, 2012

    Mouth of the south has the best comment on this article “FREEZE, DROP THE CUTLASS OR I WILL SHOOT!” Heehawwww dam :mrgreen:

  11. Bowdelle Crew
    October 29, 2012

    Look Bowdelle wii

  12. jade
    October 29, 2012

    Protect yourself by all means possible.

  13. Trolol
    October 29, 2012

    D/cans to like to run for cutlass thinking they is Samurai. If they really thinking people going and run for cutlass to and play with them… they literally ‘dead’ wrong.

  14. Pondera
    October 29, 2012

    Charlo is a reasonable man. I will err on the side of caution and believe that Charlo had accessed the situation and use reasonable force to avert further problems. Thats why persons are given licence to operate firearms.

  15. Anonymous
    October 29, 2012

    I’m thinking of the same Stephen from layou that’s mentally ill.

  16. Shameless
    October 29, 2012

    But Charlo forget how to shoot man? Next time out his light! Some people too damn bold.

    Assertive, NOT Agressive!

  17. LOOKING
    October 29, 2012

    Look trouble come and meet Charlo in his own place.

  18. AHAHA
    October 29, 2012

    Good for you Charlo protect your staff. some of these idiots thinks it’s ok to brandish weapons and play macho. Give as good as you get and even better.

  19. mouth of the south
    October 29, 2012

    though he was armed with a cutlass… i don’t think one can simply shoot at another unless ur life is being ‘threatened’…. which raises the question… was he approaching the proprietor of the business….

    did the proprietor say “freeze, drop the cutlass or else i’ll shoot you”

    i don’t think one should just shoot like roseau is a wild wild west….

    • Anonymous
      October 29, 2012

      lmao. you kiil me with this comment :)

    • point blank range
      October 29, 2012

      you sound like a real idiot

      • Tijhan
        October 29, 2012

        or at least like someone who watches too many American cop movies! about “freeze”

      • south
        October 30, 2012

        u are right real idiot

    • October 29, 2012

      Mouth of the South. You speaking Bull. The man armed with a cutlass,and supposing he send the cutlass. Man you mad like the man.Freeze, drop the cutlass or else I,ll shoot you. Thats if you have time to say that.

    • Nose of the north
      October 29, 2012

      Sniff sniff! I smell an idiot!!! “armed with a cutlass” but u don’t think his life was being threatened?!? #ignorance!

      • Annonymoustoyou
        October 30, 2012

        LOL!!! I like that, nose of the north.

    • J.A.G.O.T.S
      October 29, 2012

      I guess you will have to go ask the Proprietor of the shop, now won’t you?

    • Jayson
      October 29, 2012

      You arm yourself with a cutlass to do some serious harm to someone. You go get your cutlass and come back in the man’s place, to do what? Buy a packet of corn curls?

      He’s just lucky the man had mercy on him not to shoot him in his head or balls.

    • Jungle
      October 29, 2012

      @ south you don’t deserve a responce.

    • jaheim
      October 29, 2012

      oh please if it was u would u have said stop drop the cutlass or i shot unless ur a trained officer of th law and they dont do that anymore so yes chalo protect ur b

    • unknown
      October 30, 2012

      u forget charlo is an ex police officer .. he should know when somebody is threating somebody

    • Citizen K
      October 30, 2012

      good question! “did the proprietor say “freeze, drop the cutlass or else i’ll shoot you”

      • Salisbury Farmer
        November 3, 2012

        Citizen K, and all the others who spoke about drop weapon and freeze, I hope that is done where u are the Citizen, a man went to get a cutlass, and is coming back to your business after he had thrown a number of stones into the business putting you, your property and staff at risk, and you still have to tell him drop weapon and freeze or I will shoot you? Do you think at that stage this mad animal knows what freeze is and who has time to even hear that. Charlo is a trained senior ex cop, very cool and calm individual, who appreciates everybody who comes to his business place; he provides a 24/7 that we all appreciate and I say to him well done Charlo!! he did not kill the man this is just a warning to the damn idiots who think they can come to people’s place and harm them. Who the hell knows at first look that someone is mad. If he is then he should not be on the streets molesting people. I am sorry for him as a human being like myself, but do you know how many people could have been killed or hurt in that incident?

    • Anonymous
      October 30, 2012

      hahahahahahahahah! wooooooosssssssh!

  20. mrs obama
    October 29, 2012

    poor stephen

    • happy
      October 29, 2012

      What you mean poor stephen. why did he have to go to charlos’ place to altercate with a staff and then throw stones in de man place. didn’t u read properly

    • October 30, 2012

      ayo dumb…. inicans just BIAS

  21. moi
    October 29, 2012

    aaa well look it

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