St Lucy man dead after incident involving Police

A St Lucy man, said to be mentally ill, was fatally shot by police this morning.

The man has been identified as Dwayne Husbands of Trents, St Lucy.

Acting Police Public Relations Officer Stephen Griffith told journalists at the scene, that officers were called to Trents to respond to an incident just after 10 a.m.

Griffith said Husbands confronted the  officers and he was subsequently shot. He later passed away.

Police have ordered an investigation into the matter.


38 Responses to St Lucy man dead after incident involving Police

  1. Alex Alleyne August 17, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    “Mentally ill” …..Right , and still shot dead. Well, well, well.

    • miche August 18, 2016 at 6:37 am

      So because you are mentally ill,,you cant endanger a persons life?

  2. Lennox hewitt August 17, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    Soon hear now police shunt shoot he from people dst dint there so,b4 wunna start talking find out what happen sound like ha attack d police to me and dum had to protect fum self i dint there so i in draw no conclution .

  3. Lennox hewitt August 17, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    There got people who think every time there is suiside by cops its d cops fault but i don’t think so .

  4. Hal Austin August 17, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    The Americanisation of Barbadian police. What did he do to be shot? Is there going to be an independent inquiry – not the police investigating the police? Who shot him?
    Where is the attorney general and the Opposition? Do they ever have anything to say about these serious events?

    • miche August 18, 2016 at 6:40 am

      Hal,Criminal minded people always defend criminals,,,and are a,like you,,,anti poplce

      • miche August 18, 2016 at 6:41 am

        Hal,Criminal minded people always defend criminals,,,and are a,like you,,,anti Police

  5. Phyllis G Wallace
    Phyllis G Wallace August 17, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    So here we go again. Police randomly go to St Lucy , randomly finds a house, randomly finds just any man , and boom shoots him. Dead. Not even in the foot. Just dead.

  6. Lennox hewitt August 17, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Now how i read here is that cops were call Alex i don’t think people would call cops fa me if i behaving mannerly but i no there would if i want to killed someone he were mentally ill few years ago i see what a mentally ill man did to a man so can’t take no chance with mentally ill men .

  7. BoboTheClown August 17, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    Mental health is a big issue all over the world. Unfortunately persons deemed to be mentally ill are treated like outcast by many ,and are unlikely to get the treatment they deserve that in most cases would help them to return to society in a better state than they might be experiencing . We often hear the words ,mental, or mad an automatically become panicky when any such person invade our space.
    If all the people that are mentally challenged in Barbados were considered dangerous to not only themselves but to the public at large we would lock our doors twenty four seven.
    Just go into Bridgetown on any given day and you are more than likely to meet or see,or hear someone that appear to be mentally unstable.No one seem to care to help by removing them from the streets in order for them to get some form of help,but when in this case they become somewhat aggressive they are treated with brute force. I am sure the Police will have they own investigation ,which on conclusion will find that the Police was in danger or someone’s life was in danger so they had to act. Shoot him.
    Don’t they have tasers in Barbados ,or Pepper spray that would have suffice ?
    I guess like a friend once said ,”due to the price of the Police ammo. don’t expect a warning shot”.

  8. Alex Alleyne August 17, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    Just asking ,,,, shot in the arm/leg and bled to death or shot point blank in the chest. (Mentally-ill)

  9. Tonia Husbands
    Tonia Husbands August 17, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    I try my best not to comment on stuff but this was my ex husband that all of you are talking about. He never was violent yes mentally unstable but did he deserve to die like this? Unless any of you were there you can’t attest to what occured. Some of you are sickening to justify this kind of killing because he was mentally unstable. He had a family too. Madness!!! For those who knew him and loved him I hope we all find peace in this tragedy

    • miche August 18, 2016 at 6:47 am

      You drove him to that condition,,,X husband,,,you should be ashamed to show your face here commenting,,,,there is no such thing when it comes to marriage,,,,for better or worse,,,you enjoyed the better,,,didn’t you….you had your ” Special day” walking down the aisle…ant then what

      • Tonia Husbands August 18, 2016 at 10:25 am

        You seem to know everything that transpired when Dwayne and I were together. Thank you for showing the world how ignorant you truly are. Where were you when for years I defended our relationship. He will FOREVER be in my thoughts. I don’t need to defend our marriage to you nor to anyone. I spoke out because despite of his instability he didn’t deserve to go like this. How dare you try to disrespect me on this public forum. I may not have been there at the end but I was apart of his life. Persons like you need to get your facts straight before you air your stupidity for the world to see. RIP Dwayne

  10. Donild Trimp August 17, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    The Police must be able to deal with mentally ill people without resorting to lethal force.

    As a poster intimated earlier. this is the Americanization of the Barbados Police. They were called to the scene to deal with a mentally ill person.

    The Barbados Police were dealing with mentally ill persons from its inception. Can anyone recall prior to the year 2000 where a mentality ill person was shot and killed by the Police in Barbados?

    This is monkey see monkey do from the Barbados Police. Copying what goes on in the United States of America.

    There should be an investigation into the shooting death of this mentally ill person.

  11. Realistically Speaking August 17, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    It is high time Police officers here are given levels of force. The only option they now have is deadly force. I do not know what happened but if attacked by a sane or a mentally ill person, the end result is the same for them if they do not protect themselves. So drop the mentally ill position. Unfortunately guns kill, and see this crap about arm or leg??? that went through the tactical door long time ago. Most forces and ranges train center of mass. It will stop the attacker, this arm and leg thing is impractical on a moving target. Real live is not TV.

    • miche August 18, 2016 at 6:54 am

      Guns dont kill,,,People kill

  12. Joy August 17, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    There is an Americanization of the Barbadian people who feel that the problem with the Black Americans and police are our problems. Our police are not trigger happy. Someone called the police to respond to this incident. If nothing was going on and nobody felt threatened they would not have called. If the police didn’t go you would have complained. Next time they should wait until the residents are hurt or dead and then just come to investigate.

  13. Jack de Ripper August 17, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    They called police, were the mental health professionals in attendance too? As much as police would like to help everyone there comes a point when you have to take a life to preserve a life. Sometimes that life preserved is theirs. I do believe there needs to be more training for regular officers in shoot/don’t shoot scenarios as well as different levels of force and criteria of use to justify each level.

  14. TRUFUL August 17, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    Remember Sargeant Springer in Bridgetown a mentally ill man a dead Policeman.

    • miche August 18, 2016 at 6:48 am

      And you never heard these Criminal minded,,Anti police persons sau nary a word

  15. michael parker August 18, 2016 at 2:57 am

    has the barbadian police force or govenment ever heard of a weapon called taser, the british police use this to stun/shock rather than fire live rounds to kill,maybe the govenment/police shoud look into using this type of force rather than live bullets.

  16. miche August 18, 2016 at 6:52 am

    Have Michael Parker ever heard that tasers can be equally as deadly as a pistol.

  17. michael parker August 19, 2016 at 2:28 am

    miche, very few people have from being tasered and most have either heart problems or other issues related to to this,figures will show that is safer than the bullet. or are you trying to say that no sort of force should be used.

  18. michael parker August 19, 2016 at 2:30 am

    miche, very few people have died from being tasered and most have either heart problems or other issues related to to this,figures will show that is safer than the bullet. or are you trying to say that no sort of force should be used.

  19. Kay king August 27, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    Force need to be trained ed to deal with mentally ill and the not so mentally ill. They don’t have to shoot to kill. That a strategy used against black people . Let work with our community and help them.


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