Seven males murdered in 16 days in St. Kitts

By:Erasmus Williams
Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 26, 2019 – Monday’s daylight execution of Lime Kiln resident, Shavaughan “Chronic” Hendricks, is the seventh male gunned down in St. Kitts in a killing spree that began with a double murder of two cousins who died in a hail of bullets on February 10.

The twelve recorded 12 shooting incidents between February 10 and February 26 have plunged their families and friends into mourning.

Police have confirmed that shortly after 9 am on Monday 25 February, 30-year-old Hendricks was murdered. His death is the eight murder for 2019. Nine other males have been injured in an intensified shooting spree that started early February.

The first seven-week period of 2019 is being recorded as the deadliest in living memory..

January 1, 2019 – Nevis – 22-year-old Keon Moore of Bath Plain and 28-year-old Jelani Liburd of Craddock Road were shot and injured in Stoney Grove. Liburd died on January 22.

January 5, 2019 – St. Kitts –24-year-old Kevin Phillip of Neverson Street, New Town, shot and injured by three (3) unknown assailants.

January 7, 2019 – St. Kitts – 22-year-old Calvert Francis, 18-year-old Alvin Browne and a juvenile of St. Paul’s were shot and injured.

January 9, 2019 – St. Kitts – Bus driver escaped injury when he was shot at in Sandy Point.

February 8, 2019 – St. Kitts – 25-year-old Kareem Hendricks was shot in his forearm by a lone gunman in Shadwell.

February 10, 2019 – St. Kitts – 33-year-old Musa Warner and 22-year-old Shakeem Stevens were killed in Old Road.

February 11, 2019 – St. Kitts – 28-year-old Eric “Jun Jun” Thompson of Ponds shot several times about the body by a lone gunman outside his home.

February 13, 2019 – St. Kitts – Vere Amory, also known as “Money” or “Stiff Jacket,” of Ponds Pasture, was shot and killed by a lone gunman as he played dominoes in Sandy Point.

February 14, 2019 – St. Kitts – Joel Phillip, also known as “Bouyaka” of St. Johnston Village, was shot and killed in his home by unknown gunmen.

February 14, 2019 – St. Kitts – Gavin Rogers was shot and killed in his home in Old Road by a lone gunman.

February 18, 2019 – St. Kitts – Leroy Henry of Upper Malone Avenue died in a domestic dispute. Henry was shot by police as he attempted to cut his throat. Results of autopsy to be released.

February 23, 2019 – St Kitts – Police arrested a male adult, a male juvenile and seized two guns in an abandoned building following an early Saturday morning shooting in Ponds Pasture, St Kitts.

February 25, 2019 – St Kitts – 30-year-old Chevaughan Hendricks also known as Chronic was shot and killed.

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