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Escaped murderer shot dead by police in Antigua
Published on June 23, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

By Caribbean News Now contributor

ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- One day after escaping from prison in Antigua, a convicted murderer who killed a British couple on their honeymoon has died after being shot by police.

Avie Howell. Photo: Royal Antigua and Barbuda police
On Friday, police sighted Avie Howell, who was serving two life sentences for a number of murders, and another escapee Kenroy Marshall, who was on remand for fraud, larceny, escaping lawful custody and is suspected to be involved in other serious crime.

Both men were ordered to freeze; however, Howell challenged the police with a dangerous weapon and was shot. Marshall was able to evade the police and is being hunted. The emergency medical services transported Howell to the Mount St John’s Medical Centre, where he succumbed to his injuries.

“I would like to commend the police for their swift action in this very important matter of national security and this is in keeping with our policy of zero tolerance on the issue of crime and violence. The ABLP administration will be proactive in fighting crime and violence in protecting the interests of the people of Antigua and Barbuda, making sure that Antigua and Barbuda is a safe place for all citizens, all residents and all visitors,” noted Prime Minister Gaston Browne.

According to police, Marshall, who is still at large, is believed to be armed and dangerous.
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