The deceased, Kevin Patrick.

The Layou man who was found dead on his farm in Layou on Saturday — one day after he was last seen alive — was shot in the head and left arm, police say.

Kevin Patrick, 27, was found in First Land, an area north of the petroglyphs in the Central Leeward town.

His death brings to 33 the number of homicides in St. Vincent and the Grenadines this year.

Police say that Patrick died sometime between 10 a.m. last Friday, Nov. 23 and 9:35 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24 at Layou.

In an interview with iWitness News on the farm on Saturday, Patrick’s friend, Michael Joseph, with whom he farmed, speculated that Patrick might have met his demise because of things he had “witnessed” and altercations in which he had been involved.

Joseph and another friend went to look for Patrick after the dead man’s girlfriend told them that he had not come home Friday night.

Joseph did not go to the farm on Friday and said that he had previously warned Patrick not to go there alone, adding that it is not a good idea for any person to go into the mountain alone.

(Read our original story.)

Police are soliciting the assistance of members of the public in the investigation and prosecution of this case.

Persons with information that might be of assistance are asked to contact the ACP in-charge Crimes at 1-784-456-1339 or the officer in charge of CID at 1-784-457-1211 or 1-784-456-1810.

3 replies on “Layou man was shot in head, left arm — police”

  1. So it’s a crime to witness a crime on st Vincent before they get you?The law is too soft on crimes. The criminals ate no longer afraid of prosecution. They have free lodging at a five star hotel called Club Belisle.

  2. It is quite evident that the powers that be, have no real concerns about fighting crime and the causes of crime. There needs to be a certain amount of expenditure allocated in the budget to purchase proper working transportation for strategic patrols and to conduct effective and efficient stop searches in certain crime hot spots.

    Also, to purchase sensitive intelligence gathering equipment and to provide proper and continuous training to officers for better performance on the job, as well as implementing an informant’s fund to pay informants for whatever credible information that they can provide, which would lead to the effective arrest and conviction of offenders.

    On a separate note, this new proposal being put forward by the government, whereby officers would only receive $1000 per month, up to the end of their probationary period which spans up to 18 months, will definitely prevent young intelligent aspiring officers from joining the police force. It will be interesting to find out if this proposal is being implement throughout all sectors of government.

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