By: Spokesman Newsroom
BASSETERRE, St.Kitts (Saturday 18th August 2018)- Although police have not yet issued a press release into this morning’s homicide incident, details gleaned from a statement from the Office of the Prime Minister revealed that the killed cop struggled with his attackers.
It is said that Leon Dasent Powell, a 44-year-old sergeant of Newton Ground was fatally shot in an apparent robbery that went awry.
Reportedly, armed masked men attempted to rob Sgt. Powell’s bar in Newton Ground around 1:00 AM and ” A struggle ensued, resulting in him being shot several times and dying at the scene.”
It has been shared by Press Secretary Valencia Grant that Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Dr. Timothy Harris extends heartfelt condolences, and those of the Government and people of St. Kitts and Nevis, to the family and loved ones of Powell.
Furthermore, he extends sincere condolences to the close-knit Newton Ground community, from which Sgt. Dasent Powell hailed, as well as the leadership and rank-and-file members of the Ministry of National Security, and in particular the Royal St. Christopher & Nevis Police Force.
Grant has informed that PM Harris in his capacity as Minister of National Security encourages the people of St. Kitts and Nevis to provide any information that they deem useful or relevant in clarifying the circumstances around Sgt. Dasent Powell’s tragic death.
“If you saw something or know something, please contact a member of the Police High Command or Crime Stoppers,” is the appeal made.