“I just want to express my sincere and profound appreciation to the citizens of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique for their outpouring of words of comfort and sympathy on the passing of my dear son Kyle in Canada.”
Those were the words of gratitude expressed by longstanding criminal defense attorney, Barrister-at-Law Anselm Clouden, who was plunged into mourning upon learning that his son was shot and killed during the early morning hours of September 1.
“I am particularly heartened by the sympathetic concern and I wish to express my profound gratitude to everyone, including the Almighty God for his loving kindness and tender mercies in bringing me through this exceedingly painful period of my life and I say thanks,” Clouden said at a press conference held at his Lucas Street Office last week Wednesday.
The 25-year-old son of the Grenadian-born attorney, who is also a Canadian citizen, was gunned down just after 2:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Wally’s hamburger Restaurant in Hurontario St. Central Parkway.
At the time of his death Kyle lived in Canada with his mother, Alison. He was buried in Canada on September 9.
It is understood that Kyle was shot while proceeding to the eatery to join two (2) young ladies, who had accompanied him there and were already inside.
Canadian media outlets have reported that at least one shot was fired but police did not have a suspect description and had called on anyone with information or dash camera footage between the hours of 2.00 a.m. and 3.00 a.m. to come forward.
No one has been arrested for the killing.
Clouden told reporters that the Canadian government has since reached out to him with written expression of condolences on his son’s passing but the same has not been in any form of communication from the Keith Mitchell-led government in St. George’s.
The outspoken attorney has been a thorn in the side of PM Mitchell over the years especially in some high profile court battles.