Charlestown-Nevis-The Royal St.Christpher and Nevis Police Force Violent Crime Unit (VCU) is currently investigating a fatal shooting by the Police in Nevis.
This incident occurred at about 3:45 am on Saturday (October, 17, 2015) at Enrique Bar, situated at Cedar Trees, Charlestown.
A male juvenile, 17 yrs old of Hamilton Village is the victim. He was allegedly involved in an altercation with another person and the Police.
The victim was transported to the Alexandra Hospital in a private motor vehicle and pronounced dead at 4.10 am.
More information will be provided as the investigation continues.’
It has been since confirmed that dead is Philo Wallace of Hamilton village, an outstanding young cricketer on Nevis and the son of former Nevis and Leeward Silands fast bowler, Raphael Wallace.
The information is still sketchy but it is understood that young Wallace and some of his friends were on a late Friday night lime, which ended at a popular bar known as ENRIQUE, which coincidentally is situated immediately opposite the entrance gate to the ET Willet Park, where the youngster played most of his cricket.
Philo, who was the son of former Nevis and Leeward Islands speedster, Raphael Oswald Hugh Wallace, first showed his potential as a cricketer when he dominated the Primary School cricket league between 2010 and 2011, and emerged as the most outstanding player. Under the guidance of Stuart Williams, Carl Tuckett and others, he represented Nevis and the Leeward Islands at the youth levels which include, under 13; under 15; under 17 and under 19.
He also forced his way into the senior Nevis team in 2014.
He most recently represented the Leeward islands under 19 team in July of this year in the WICB hosted under 19 tournament.
Born on 13th March 1998, young Wallace was only 17 years and 220 days old.
It is understood that some persons who rushed to the Alexandra hospital after young Wallace was taken there, reacted violently to the news of his death and smashed in the glass doors at the emergency ward.
The maintenance team at the hospital was seen busily replacing the doors with more sturdy wooden doors during the course of Sunday.
Hundreds of citizens and residents aired their concerns on the matter by utilizing local radio station and the social media to vent their views.
During the ON TARGET PROGRAM aired on Choice radio on Saturday, parliamentary representative for St.Paul’s, Hon Robelto Hector, extended condolences to the family and spoke to the cricketing contributions of the deceased.
Former Attorney General of the federation of St.Kitts and Nevis, Hon Patrice Nisbett indicated that there should be an independent investigation
Many persons are of the view that the matter should be thoroughly investigated as it was pointed out that the young man was unarmed and received a single bullet to the chest.