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The deceased, Seage John in an undated photo.
The deceased, Seage John in an undated photo.
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Police, on Tuesday, broke their silence on their shooting death of a man in Rose Place two days earlier.

Police said that they shot Seage John, of Ottley Hall/Layou, during an “armed confrontation” in Rose Place.

The police Public Relations and Complaint Department said in a statement that on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, members of the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force conducted an operation in the Rose Place community.

“During the operation, a man who was armed with a gun fired shots at the Police. The Police returned fire and the gunman was shot in the process. He was transported to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital (MCMH) for medical attention. He was later pronounced dead by the District Medical Officer (DMO). The deceased was later identified as Seage John of Ottley Hall/Layou,” the statement said, adding that investigations are ongoing.

John’s relatives declined to comment when iWitness News visited his home Sunday morning.

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A woman who answered the door said, “We ain’t giving no report. No interviews.”

The police statement on John’s death came two days after they issued a statement on Jan. 1, death of Selwyn Foye, a 46-year-old farmer of Carriere, Mesopotamia, who died after he was found along the Collins-Evesham bypass road with gunshot wounds about his body.

John had made national headlines on a number of occasions, having been charged with serious crimes, including attempted murder.

In December 2018, he was charges, along with Kareem Charles, then 27, and Shamol Richardson, then 18, both of Redemption Sharpes, that on Nov. 24, 2018, at Grenville Street, Kingstown, with intent to commit the offence of murder on Juwanni Roberts, 18, of Redemption Sharpes, they did an act which is more than merely preparatory to the commission of the offence.

They were also charged that on the same date and place, they had in their possession a .38 revolver, serial number D815995, without a licence issued under the Firearms Act.

They were also charged with possession of five rounds of ammunition without a licence.

The men were also charged that with intent to discharge a firearm within 100 yards of the public road, to wit, Grenville Street, Kingstown, they did an act which was more than merely preparatory to the commission of the offence.

In September 2018, John was charged along with Kimron “Fish” Peters, 25, of Biabou and South Rivers that on Sept. 8, 2018, at Kingstown, being armed with a gun, they robbed Euilton Wilson, a 45-year-old gardener, of Twenty Hill, of one black cellular phone with a Digicel SIM card, value EC$165 and EC$200 in cash, Wilson’s property, and at the time of the robbery and in order to do so, used force on Wilson.

2 replies on “Constabulary breaks silence on New Year’s police killing ”

  1. Good riddance it would seem as though the victim had no respect for the law and by reasonable conclusion was a gunslinger. These gunslingers are responsible for St Vincent having one of the highest homicide rate in the world by all metrics. In St Vincent capital crimes are disproportionate when it comes to cases that are pending before the courts and we speak about tourism.

  2. Them young youth Wana play Rambo
    Them still don’t have no valve for there life
    But there 2 place for youths playing with guns your grave or waste your life in jail

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