Soufriere cop wants justice for his slain son even if it costs him his life

Shalomn was fatally shot in Soufriere Saturday morning

A police officer is mourning the loss of his son, who was fatally shot in Soufriere early Saturday morning Oct. 12.

Sheldon Leon, who, according to his Facebook profile is a ‘patrol officer’ with the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force, is calling for justice for his son, who was shot around 1 a.m.

“Rest in peace Shalomn but I will not rest even if it has to cost me my life. Justice for Shalomn Justice I will not rest,” he wrote on his Facebook profile on Saturday afternoon.

Officer Sheldon Leon

Police have not released an official statement on the shooting, however, according to reports from various sources in the community, the shooting occurred during an altercation at a community event.

It is further reported that two persons sustained wounds and one was pronounced dead at a hospital. It is not known if the injured person was involved in the altercation or if anyone has been formally arrested for the shooting.

However, one person told St. Lucia News News Online that it was “a fight” that led to the shooting. What the fight was about is not yet known.

“It was a fight then during the fight some shots were fired,” the source said.

No additional details were available.

 

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