‘They Mistake Shawn For Kim’ – Mistaken Identity Blamed For Vieux Fort Homicide – St. Lucia Times News

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A distraught mother believes that one of her sons, who sustained a gunshot wound to the head at New Dock Lane, Vieux Fort, was the victim of mistaken identity.

Shawn Philip alias ‘Ti Fish’ died on Monday around 12:20 pm.

But Shawn’s mother feels that the intended target was Kim, the older brother of the 22-year-old deceased.

Damiana Philip – Mother of Shawn Philip

“They mistake Shawn for Kim – yes, is Kim that have trouble with the people,” Damiana Philip told HTS Evening News.

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She said Shawn was her sole provider and was pursuing a life away from crime, working as an apprentice to a boat builder.

The mother recalled that her deceased son’s last words to her were that he was heading to work.

“Mommy, I will see you later,” she recalled Shawn saying.

“I told him if you going to work, go to come back,” she told HTS Evening News, adding that Shawn was a loner who never had friends.

According to HTS, Kim Philip, Shawn’s older brother, echoed his mother’s belief that the shooting was a case of mistaken identity.

Kim Philip – Brother of Shawn Philip

Kim recounted that after the shooting, he had to assure people that he was alive.

“I heard my name. I heard I got shot,” he stated, but he lamented that his brother was the victim.

“They tell me my brother they kill – they take my brother for me,” Kim disclosed.

Headline photo: Shawn Philip. (All photos courtesy HTS Evening News)

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