Police investigating Old Montrose double homicide

Police Statement.

July 15, 2022, Kingstown – The Major Crime Unit (MCU) within the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVGPF) has initiated an investigation into a double homicide that occurred on Thursday, July 14, 2022, in Old Montrose (Block 2000), that has resulted in the deaths of Darius Bynoe, 25yrs labourer of Old Montrose, and Zimron Richards, 28yrs labourer of Redemption Sharpes.

According to preliminary investigations, at about 9:45 p.m, the deceased men were sitting by the side of the public road in the vicinity of Singer Warehouse when a White Nissan car (registration number unknown) drove by and the occupants in the car fired on the men. Both men sustained multiple gunshot wounds on their bodies.

Bynoe was pronounced dead at the scene while Richards died at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital (MCMH) from his injuries. A third man was also shot in his left leg and is currently a patient at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital.

The motive for the shootings is unknown at this time. The reported homicides for 2022 now stand at twenty Five (25).

A postmortem examination would be carried on the bodies to ascertain the exact cause of death.

The RSVGPF is soliciting the assistance of anyone with information about the shootings to contact the Assistant Commissioner in charge of Crimes at telephone number 1-784-457-1211, the Officer in charge Criminal Investigations Department at 1-784-456-1810 or any police station or police officer you are comfortable speaking with.
On 14.7.22, the Police arrested and charged Chelson James, 24 years Seaman of Paget Farm, Bequia with the offences of Possession of an unlicenced firearm without a licence issued under the Firearms Act and Discharging a loaded firearm at a 42-year-old Carpenter of the same address.

James is expected to appear before the Magistrate Court to answer the charges.

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