Teen Who Claimed He Was Shot Gets Murder Charge 

Raheem Freeman

By: Spokesman Newsroom

BASSETERRE, St.Kitts- In a turn of events, a 19-year-old man who, in May, told police that he was shot has been charged with attempted murder in connection with that same shooting incident that happened in his home village of St.Paul’s.

Police have reported that on Monday 10th July, Raheem Freeman of Carse Avenue was arrested, formally charged and cautioned for the offence of attempted murder stemming from an investigation into a May 17 incident.

Reportedly, the initial investigation revealed that the victim was sitting on a verandah in Rawlins Housing and was shot at and grazed by a bullet fired by the assailant (Freeman).

Additionally, the local authorities have informed that Freeman (the assailant) later reported to Pogson Hospital seeking treatment for a gunshot injury and claimed that he was shot by an unknown assailant while walking the vicinity of a village shop in St. Paul’s.

Head of the Crime Directorate, Assistant Commissioner of Police Mr. Andre Mitchell has commended his colleagues for conducting a proper investigation into the incident.

“I want to commend the investigators and technicians working on this case. They looked at the information before them and through good interviews and forensic analysis and going back to their training they were able to bring this charge.”

PHOTO: Raheem Francis (Police photo)