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Keon PHillips

Homicide investigators at the scene, in Kingstown Park, where the body of Keon Phillips, inset, was found on Monday, May 2, 2022.

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St. Vincent and the Grenadines recorded its fourth homicide in as many days with the death of a man whose body was found in a sitting position on a portable speaker box at the roadside in Kingstown Park on Monday morning.

The man has been identified as Keon Phillips, 35, a resident of the Central Kingstown community, who is originally from elsewhere in the country. 

His death brings the homicide count in the country to 14.

Residents have speculated that Phillips’ assailant(s) snuck up on him as he played music loudly during the night.

People who saw the body told iWitness News that it appeared to have a gunshot wound to the head.

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Residents have speculated that the sound of the gunfire might have been masked by the loud music that Phillips had been playing in the community during the day and into Sunday night.

People outside the police cordon commented that several villagers had asked him to move from their gates with the loud music on Sunday.

One villager said she, too, was annoyed by the music but declined to comment to Phillips about it out of fear that he would have cussed her out.

iWitness News understands that Phillips had expressed fear for his life after being shot at over the past few weeks.

“Imagine somebody shot at he recently and he sitting there in the night at the side of the road,” one person commented.

Another woman, commenting from a balcony of an upper floor of a house overlooking the crime scene, noted the number of killings in the country.

“We are beating all the Caribbean islands. This is number four in four days. Four deaths in St. Vincent in four days — homicides. My God! No more the normal deaths, eh?” she said.

Phillips’ death follows that of Luann Roberts, of a Harmony Hall, whose body was found in her car in Buccament Bay, Sunday morning.

iWitness News understands that police are pursuing a theory that Roberts, a counselor at the Family Court, may have been killed by a man close to her.

The man is in police custody and police are investigating a report that the same man allegedly assaulted a woman in Richland Park, on Sunday.

On Saturday Kishroy Dyke, 24, of Choppins died at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, where he was being treated for gunshot wounds that he sustained in Golden Vale on Friday.

Vandyke Duke, 42, also of Choppins, who was shot in the same incident died at the scene.

The latest deaths bring the homicide count to 14.

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4 replies on “Roadside slaying is SVG’s 4th killing in as many days”

  1. Vincentians, you all have to wake up and realize that we are all brothers and sisters killing each other.
    Makes no sense !!!!! Seems like we are competing with the western world with gun killings and murders.
    We are just a small island in comparison.
    What happens to the good old days where we had conversations or throw a fist and fight it out and settle disputes?
    Stop the killing people for the sake of our country.
    Let’s practice civilization as civilized people.

  2. What people need is Jesus! and the peace of God will bring rest and peace in people’s hearts. There are no more love and understanding among humans. Not just in St. Vincent but in Barbados, Trinidad, Jamaica, America, England just to name a few. Repent and be baptized for the remission of sins. All the residents needed to do was to call the cops! but to go and take a man’s life, another brother’s life is unjust and God sees everything. He was someone’s child, think about that! all these senseless killing is because Satan control man’s heart. Repent and give it over to God. Jesus is truly coming soon!

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