BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - A juvenile, who was in police custody assisting ranks with their investigation iinto the shooting-death of Kishaun Ritchen of Newtown, was today (Oct. 7) charged with the offence of Murder.
According to a police press release, the juvenile, a 16-year-old male, is currently in custody and is expected to appear before the Child Justice Committee shortly.
In a past press release, the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force had indicated that close to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 23, 2021, officers had responded to a shooting incident in the Newtown area.
On arrival, they found the motionless body of 34-year-old Kishaun Ritchen lying in Agatha Johnson Lane.
Investigations at that time revealed that Ritchen and another individual were walking along Agatha Johnson Lane when a masked gunman ran up from behind and shot him.
He was pronounced dead at the scene by the District Medical Officer.
In yesterday’s (Oct. 6) press release, police stated that last week Wednesday (Sept. 29) an autopsy was performed on Ritchen’s body by Resident Pathologist, Dr. Adrian Nuñez, who “concluded that death was as a result of severe head injury due to a single gunshot wound to the head”.