The police are admitting that they have been facing challenges in capturing suspected killer Calvin “Burger” James who is wanted for fatally shooting two females and seriously wounding a man.
Acting Commissioner of Police, Atlee Rodney, says the manhunt is being made difficult by the country’s topography and its landmass.
“Difficult in the sense that Antigua is not a wide place but on the other hand you can just hide in a simple place or keep moving and if you keep moving it makes it a bit challenging for the officers to find him. We are still continuing to ask the public for that information as insignificant as it may sound for them,” Rodney told OBSERVER AM.
James, 53, is wanted by police for the killing of his niece, Tahisha Thomas, nephew’s fiancée, Sanchezca Charles, and shooting of his nephew Lawrence James, last week Friday at Donovans.
He allegedly broke into the victims’ home and opened fire on them after he could not find his sister whom he allegedly injured some time ago over an ongoing land dispute.
After allegedly shooting the three victims, James escaped in a stolen white Nissan Frontier pickup with the registration plate “TEEN,” before he reportedly ditched the vehicle in Liberta and stole a Toyota Noah van, which was found crashed in Pares.
According to the police, James is armed and dangerous.
The police also say he may have fled the country.
Wanted bulletins have been issued in English, Spanish, Chinese and French.
Members of the public are warned not to make any attempt to approach him if or when seen, but instead contact the Rapid Response Unit at 764-2348 or 464-3938 or to call 911.
An appeal has also been made for James to surrender himself at any police station with his attorney or any family member immediately.
Rodney confirmed that law enforcement agents across the Caribbean have been asked to be on the lookout for James.