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Victim in Sandy Point shooting incident identified


St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN) – Deshaun Leader, 36-year-old, was named by authorities as the victim involved in the fatal shooting incident last night (February 25).

Last night at 9 p.m., the Police confirmed a fatal shooting incident in Crab Hill, Sandy Point.

Leader who is originally of St. Paul’s but resided at Crab Hill, Sandy Point, was identified as the victim today (February 26).

According to a release from the Police, sometime after 8 p.m. on Friday, a man in the Crab Hill area appeared to be dead. The Police upon arrival met Leader’s motionless body lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds about the body.

Investigations so far have revealed that Leader had just parked and exited his motor vehicle when he was accosted by an armed assailant who shot at him. He tried to make his escape by running away, but the armed assailant chased him and continued firing. He later fell and succumbed to his injuries.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Violent Crime Unit at 467-1887, 467-1888, 662-3468, the nearest Police Station or the Crime Hotline at 707.

Authorities are still investigating the matter.

WINN will Provide more as information becomes available.



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