St. Peters/Retreat Estate — St. Peters is all shook up at the tragic death of a 2 year old boy, who is said to be turning 3 tomorrow. The incident occurred sometime around 10:30am this Sunday morning.
Apparently, a feud between a group of boys led a situation where one group attempted to ram one of the other boys with their car.
One young fellow barely managed to jump over a wall, badly scrapping his body and injuring his leg.
In the heat of the attack, a little boy who was playing on his toy truck on the side of road was rammed by the car. The child was instantly killed on the spot – as, according to eyewitnesses, his neck severely injured and broken.
The boys in the car, including the driver, were seen running away holding a baseball bat. They had left the car behind. According to statements made on the scene, the neighborhood boys chased the boys fleeing the scene and at least one was said to have been captured and handed over to the police.
According to a bystander, when the car missed the first boy, it was seen backing back up and ramming forward again. That is apparently when the child, who is said to be the son of one of the boys, was killed. The mother of child was said to be at work at the time.
The first police officers who arrived on the scene were said to have gotten very emotional at the sight of the body of the little boy. A female police officer broke down and had to be taken away.
At least three ambulances were on the scene to take away two of the injured boys and a hearse was on its way for the body of the child.
Police officers, including several community police officers, are on the scene and immediately cordoned off the area, closing the road off on both sides. Police Chief Carl John also arrived on the scene as detectives, including a public prosecutor, were already busy with their investigation.
Police Chief Spokesperson Ricardo Henson, who later arrived on the scene, gave StMaartenNews.com a statement. See the attached video below.
The suspect in this case has been arrested and is presently being held at the police station for questioning and two of the injured boys are in the hospital getting treatment for their wounds.
Video caption: Recording of statement issued by Police Chief Spokesman Ricardo Henson to StMaartenNews.com on the scene of the incident in Retreat Estate.
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