Union Island murder suspect nabbed in Grenada

The accused, Joel “Platinum” Barker, of Penniston.

The Penniston man who was wanted since early October in connection with the shooting death of a Union Island man has been nabbed in Grenada.

Police had issued a wanted bulletin for Joel Gary Barker, also known as “Bodown” and “Platinum”, of Penniston.

He was wanted in connection with the murder of Kareem Bowens, 23, who died at the Union Island Hospital on Oct. 3 after receiving a single gunshot wound to his chest.

The incident occurred near a shop on the southern Grenadine island.

On Wednesday, acting Commissioner of Police Colin John told the media:

“On the weekend, we received information that the suspect was apprehended in Grenada. We are making efforts to get him from Grenada. I spoke to the Commissioner of Police in Grenada, so we are making efforts to get him back to St. Vincent and the Grenadines.”

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