BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – AN individual is currently in custody assisting police with their investigations into the double homicide that occurred in Lower Thibou Avenue on Monday (Jan. 11).
According to a police communiqué, sometime after 6:00 p.m. on the day in question, officers responded to a shooting incident in Lower Thibou Avenue and had found the motionless body 20-year-old Lamont Heyliger of McKnight with multiple gunshot wounds, and 19-year-old Jahquan Merritt of Fort Thomas Road with a single gunshot wound to his head.
The District Medical Officer had pronounced Heyliger dead at the scene, while Merritt was transported to the JNF General Hospital where he subsequently succumbed to his injury.
Police also said initial investigations revealed that while Heyliger and Merritt were among a group of people at a location in Lower Thibou Avenue, a lone gunman rode up and shot the two young men.
Investigations into the matter are ongoing and the police are urging anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Violent Crime Unit by dialling 467-1887, 467-1888, 662-3468, the nearest police station or the Crime Hotline at 707 “where information can be given anonymously”.
Heyuliger and Merritt are the first two homicides for the year following 10 recorded in 2020.