Saint Lucia records its first homicide case of 2024

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Castries, Saint Lucia: Omar Francis, aka ‘Kodak’, was identified as the first homicide victim of Saint Lucia in 2024. Kodak was the victim of a shooting which occurred at approximately 9:45 pm on Saturday, January 6, 2024.

The incident happened in the community of Ravine Poisson.

It is to be noted that he was shot while he was sleeping in his bed. Francis is originally from Leslie Land Castries.

Details of the incident

At around 10 pm, some masked individuals forcefully entered the residence of Francis, the first homicide victim. They suddenly opened fire and struck Francis multiple times.

Due to the injuries, he was declared dead on the scene. However, Kodak was not a stranger to the police as he was a familiar face to the local law enforcement with a history that made him well-known to the police.

Notably, the motive or reason behind the attack and the identities of the suspects have not been disclosed yet by the authorities. Officials have launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting, but no further information is available as of now.

Moreover, the police officers urged people to come forward and assist with the investigation if they have any information related to the matter.

Additionally, this news has been shared by various social media pages, and many people took to their official Facebook handle to exchange their views and opinions by commenting on the news.

One such comment by Kerch Stval read, “Operation restore confidence now! Rid the island of this, we keep playing with our citizens lives. Let an American tourist get killed see how fast they send ppl over to deal with it and put us on a watch list. Theyl only care when foreign powers embarrass them on a national stage.”

While reacting to the news, another user by the name of Boss Bigga wrote, “Sick and disgusting homicide rate over the last years. Everyone must step up their security at home especially if they have kids. Keep well trained dogs inside and outside your homes as first line of defense. Do not argue with anyone, be kind to each other and police needs to be tougher on trespasser.”

Ana Allen
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