Illegal firearm seized, man in custody after altercation on Nevis

(ZIZ News) — The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force has seized the 6th illegal firearm for 2016.

At approximately 9 pm on Friday March 4th, a fight broke out near the Octagon Bar in Charlestown, where the gun was fired.

One person who was not directly involved in the incident was injured.

According to a police statement increased presence of officers in Charlestown resulted in the quick apprehension of the suspect, Lawton Forbes, who was making his escape in the Ramsbury area.

The police found a .45mm pistol and matching rounds of ammunition.

The investigation is ongoing.

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