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2nd man charged with murder in connection with SKN’s 9th homicide victim

Police have laid two (2) additional charges against 33-year-old Inon Nias of Greenlands, St. Kitts. He has been charged for the Murder of thirty-one (31)- year-old Shacquille Chumney of East Street, Newtown, St. Kitts.




Mr. Nias also faces a charge for Possession of Ammunition, an offence that occurred on April 20th 2024, in Greenlands. Both charges were laid against Mr Nias on June 7th 2024, at the Basseterre Police Station. Additionally, these new charges supplement Mr. Nias’ initial charge for the crime of Possession of Cannabis with Intent to Supply, which also transpired on April 20th 2024. Notably, he is the second individual to be accused in connection with the aforementioned murder, following Alexander Samuel of Conaree, St. Kitts, who was charged on May 31st 2024.




Chumney was gunned down on Monday Apr. 15th, at the Newtown Fisheries Complex in St. Kitts. Responding to the scene, lawmen observed Chumney sitting near the gazebo with multiple gunshots wounds about the body. Preliminary inquiries suggest that Mr. Chumney had been accosted and fatally wounded by a single armed assailant who fired several times in his direction.




Neal Nicholls of Gillard Meadows, 59, sustained a single gunshot wound to one of his ankles, during the attack. He was transported to the JNF General Hospital by a private vehicle where he was treated and later discharged.




This marked SKN’s 9th homicide for 2024 and came almost 9 days after the Federation recorded its 8th for the year.



In more police news—Lawmen have seized narcotics and ammunition from the streets of St. Kitts during the past week.




According to a release, officers of the Anti-Narcotics Unit (ANU) executed a search of an abandoned building in Dorset Village, St. Kitts on June 4th. The search resulted in the recovery of a plastic bag containing seven (7) grams of cocaine. The suspected narcotics were subsequently taken into police custody.




To date, no one has been found responsible for the contraband. In a separate incident on June 8th, 2024, between 9am and 10am, three (3) rounds of ammunition were recovered in the Conaree area during a routine police patrol by the St. Kitts – Nevis Defence Force (SKNDF) soldiers.




The ammunition was found inside a container that was observed in the brush near the basketball court. The scene was processed by the Crime Scene Unit and the contraband was taken into custody. Investigations into both matters are under way