BASSETERRE, St. Kitts — A .32 calibre pistol has been discovered at in Pine Gardens, near the scene where the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNP) found the body of 32-year-old Mickail “Mitch” Liburd, the son of Minister of Public Infrastructure the Hon. Ian “Patches” Liburd.
The firearm is currently being processed at the RSCNP Forensic Department along with other items of evidential value. This is the twenty-second firearm to be taken into Police custody to date.
An RSCNP spokesman told The Observer, “The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force is continuing to use all the resources it has to find Kuriel Robinson and to investigate all cases brought to its attention.
“It is not an easy time for our Officers, but they are committed to executing their duties to the best of their abilities and they must be applauded for their resilience.”
Investigations into the matter are ongoing and persons with information regarding the incident are urged to contact the Violent Crime Unit by dialing 467-1887 or 467-1888, 662-3468. Investigations into the matter are ongoing.
Liburd was gunned down on Aug. 27 in Pine Gardens.
The RSKNPF confirmed the incident took place at around 10:15 p.m. when gunshots were heard in the neighbourhood and Liburd’s bullet-ridden body was found lying in a pool of blood in a bushy area.
According to reports, Liburd was returning to his home in Pine Gardens when unknown assailants attacked and shot him. He attempted to run away from his attackers, but collapsed in some nearby bushes and was shot again at close-range by his assailants.
According to the RSKNPF, the shooting occurred when three armed men came out of the nearby bushes and opened fire on Liburd as he was getting out of his vehicle. He was shot multiple times about his body.
Liburd’s body was found in the bushes with multiple bullet wounds. He died on the scene.
Investigations are ongoing into the matter. Persons with information regarding this incident are urged to contact the Violent Crime Unit by dialling 467-1887 or 467-1888, 662-3468. Investigations into the matter are ongoing.
Liburd was the subject of a similar attack four years ago when he was attacked in Bird Rock as he was about to enter his father’s home. That attack left him seriously injured.
Liburd’s death is the 20th homicide of 2018 in St. Kitts and Nevis.