Young Man Charged In Deadly Hospital Attack

By: Spokesman Newsroom

BASSETERRE, St.Kitts– A young man from Upper College Street Ghaut has been charged with the shooting death of 31-year-old Darnel Govia who was attacked at the Joseph N. France General Hospital last Tuesday morning (20th June).

Police reported three days after the incident ( Friday 23rd June) that charges were laid against 23-year-old Shakeem Cranston, who was arrested that day in relation to a shooting incident.

Reportedly, he was formally charged and cautioned for the offence of murder.

According to police, Cranston was apprehended shortly after the incident on that morning as a result of a quick and coordinated response by officers of the Special Services Unit and the St. Johnson’s Police Station.

This media house understands that Govia, a resident of Phillip’s Village, was accompanying someone at the lab and whilst waiting on the outside the shooting incident happened Tuesday morning (20th June) around 9:00 AM.

Police say that investigations revealed that he was shot by an assailant while at the hospital and later died of his injuries.

Govia’s death pushed the Federation’s homicide count to 16 to date with ten on St.Kitts and the remainder of six on Nevis.