Police seeking public help in finding who shot slain port officer

By Demion McTair. Updated 12:32 p.m., Friday, July 24, 2020, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).

Kingstown, St. Vincent (ONE NEWS SVG) – Police say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of Koreen Latham Charles, 35yrs Port Officer of Fairbaine Pasture which occurred on July 23, 2020.

Police say they are seeking the assistance of the public in obtaining any information that will lead to the apprehension and prosecution of the offender(s) in the matter.

Police say persons with information are asked to contact the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Crime at 1-784-456-1339 or the officer in charge of the South Central Division at 1-784-458-4200 or any police officer or police station they are comfortable with.

All information will be dealt with confidentially. Investigations are ongoing.

The incident

Police say that “according to investigation, the police was informed of a female in distress in the community of Fairbaine Pasture with what appeared to be gunshot wounds about her body. She was subsequently rushed to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital (MCMH) to seek medical attention but later succumbed to her injuries”.

The police say a post mortem examination will be conducted to ascertain the cause of death.

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