(ZIZ News) – Sandy Point residents Davereen Brownbill and Chavez Nital are in police custody following a 5am search operation which led to the police confiscating one loaded 9mm semi-automatic pistol, three rounds of ammunition and a quantity of marijuana.
Both men have reportedly been arrested and charged for possession of illegal firearm, possession of ammunition, possession of cannabis (marijuana) and possession of cannabis (marijuana) with intent to supply.
This brings the total number of illegal firearms seized by the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force so far this year to 16.
Meantime, 21-year-old Shakeem Mitchum-Cranston is in stable condition at the JNF General Hospital after receiving several gunshot wounds on Tuesday night.
According to police reports, Mitchum-Cranston, formerly of College Street, was shot in Phillip’s Village some time after 7pm.
A recently issued press release from the Force’s Director of Public Information Grell Browne states that based on initial reports, “Mitchum-Cranston was using a standpipe when he was approached by three armed persons dressed in dark clothing.” The gunmen reportedly discharged the firearms, hitting the victim several times.
He was transported to the hospital by the ambulance.
ZIZ News understands that Mitchum-Cranston is a relative of Istan Mitchum who was killed almost one year ago at West Borne Street.
Mitchum-Cranston lived on Nevis for several years, just a few houses away from where Philo Wallace resided up to the time of his death last Saturday.