Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 38 year old, Oswald Downes alias “Shadda” of Pierrot Vieux Fort. On Friday, December 25, 2015 about 5:40 a.m. police received a report of a chopping incident at Belle Vue, Vieux- Fort. According to reports, Downes was allegedly chopped and stabbed multiple times by four (4) known individuals. He was transported to the St Jude Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. There are four (4) individuals in custody assisting with investigations.
This is the twenty-eighth homicide of the year 2015.