ST. LUCIA: Police officer killed in attack by armed bandit

CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC – A police officer was one of two people killed during a shooting incident at the Castries Waterfront on Friday night.

Corporal Vincent Peters and his partner, Corporal Timothy John, were fired upon by an armed bandit when they pulled up outside the National Commercial Bank in the Heraldine Rock government building to make a nightly deposit shortly after 9 PM.

Although they were armed, the lawmen, who were inside a vehicle at the time, were hardly able to return fire when bullets came raining down on them.

Peters was killed on the spot, while John was injured after being shot multiple times and has been hospitalised. He is said to be in a stable condition.

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17 Comments

  1. Holiday Island Boy
    June 6, 2012

    “Although they were armed the lawmen were inside the vehicle at the time……..” Having a firearm is not the ultimate defence. Policemen, now need to adopt some basic military tactics.

  2. Born Lucian
    February 23, 2010

    When we end curruption and greed we might stop crime

  3. Support comment
    February 22, 2010

    Nector you have my support 100%. Some of them are just sheep in wolves clothing. That is why the Police Dept. don’t get much help from the public.

    Some of our Police Officers here and elsewhere are worst than some of the known criminals out on the street.

  4. nectar
    February 22, 2010

    Be careful people what you say. Some Policemen are just Murderers wearing Badges

  5. nectar
    February 22, 2010

    “POLICE and TIEF inna ShootOut” lol. Real Badman nuh play! lolololololol

  6. DE WATCHMAN
    February 21, 2010

    I HOPE NOW MR.DEPUTY COMISSIONER OF POLICE THAT YOU WILL SEE FIT TO WORK WITH THE PUBILC AND DO NOT PREVENT THEM FROM HAVING A FIREARM LICENCE, WE NEED TO ASSIST THE POLICE IN ALL AREAS

  7. syborg55
    February 21, 2010

    The Police can’t do it alone,they need the help and cooperation of the people in order to successfully put a blemish on crimes on our beautiful Island. What happened in St. Lucia must not be allowed to come to pass in Dominica.Mr. Carrette or Deputy Commissioner as perhaps you would liked to be addressed,you know what has to be done… Just do it,the people who object to good Community Policing are the ones who harbors criminal activities… Our Dominican people are always to undecided,when the Police act quickly,they complain,when the police don’t have all the facts,they want them to jump to conclusions,my advice to the Dominica PD is,if you are certain beyond a shadow of a doubt that a criminal or a known drug dealer felon is perpetrating a crime and there is a weapon pointed in your direction…SHOOT FIRST AND LET GOD SORT THEM OUT.

  8. we
    February 21, 2010

    We in Dominica are waiting till something similar happens to start performing surgical raids on those suspected of having unlicenced firearm(s). Coming events normally casts its shadow.

  9. Piton Beer
    February 21, 2010

    It’s not 9 murder but 8. I don’t consider the killing of a murderer by police murder.

  10. Anonymous
    February 21, 2010

    Kill them all I have no mercy for murderers and drug dealers…I am very sorry…they would not have any mercy on me so I have no mercy on them…Dominica’s police force need to stop getting in bed with that well known drug dealer and convicted murderer walking the street in Dominica and kill him so ppl children’s lives can be at peace…police stop being a friend to this guy as he get a chance u will b his next victim trust me…you live by the gun you die by gun…finish them off

  11. Jepter
    February 21, 2010

    Waw. Not good news at all, when a counterpart dies on the line of duty.

  12. waiting
    February 21, 2010

    We Dominicans have to learn a lesson from that.The earlier we put a stop to criminals and criminal activities,the better it is, and will be for all of us.We have people who are well know “characters” out there,we should not mollycoddle them believing that they are not.At the schools the defiant rule breakers need to be punished and told why.
    Some of the drug dealers we all know them,we can’t pamper them knowing fully well later on they will turn back on us.
    we are still fortunate in DA,but i can see it coming if we are not careful.

  13. dominican
    February 21, 2010

    9 murders already??!!!
    Damn….we’re only in February

  14. pat
    February 21, 2010

    and then when the police just go and raid the bad areas in castries where almost every other weekend have gun shot coming from, the people going in uproar against the police, a police gunned down nothing for that. fellas holding people hostage in their homes for how many days, i say give the police the full go ahead to do their jobs and get rid of those criminals. we cyah take it no more in st. lucia. its ridiculous.

  15. February 21, 2010

    colapse in economies reflected in crime. USA big apple syndrome is coming home!

  16. Piton Beer
    February 21, 2010

    Well thank god the SSU killed one and arrested the other. Sad to see an officer go, but big up the Royal St. Lucia police force SSU.

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