Police have arrested and charged Joel Barker, who goes by the alias “Platinum” for the offence of murder.

According to investigations, the 31 year old Landscaper of Penniston allegedly caused the death of Koreen Bowens, age 23, of Richland Park by shooting him in the chest with a gun at Clifton, Union Island between 7:00 p.m. and 8:40 p.m. on October 3, 2018.

After the shooting incident, the accused fled the country and went to Grenada.

He was arrested by the Grenadian authorities on Sunday November 3, 2018 and brought back to St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Friday November 9, 2018.

He is to appear at the Serious Offences Court in Kingstown today November 12, 2018 for an arraignment.



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