Kim Collins races amid anger over brother’s death
GLASGOW, Scotland – Kim Collins put aside anger over his brother’s death to finish second in the 60 meters at the International Match indoor meet on Saturday.
The former 100-meter world champion from St. Kitts and Nevis was 0.07 seconds behind winner Dwain Chambers (6.58).
Collins’ brother, Winston C. Brown, was shot dead by police in St. Kitts after attacking an officer during a domestic dispute on Tuesday.
“I signed up (for the meet) before the incident – the only thing I can do for him is make sure he gets a proper funeral and those police officers are brought to justice,” Collins said.
Police said officers went to Brown’s home because he had kidnapped his estranged wife and sister and was threatening them with a knife and an ice pick.
Brown released his wife, who had been stabbed and beaten, and then lunged at one of the police officers, stabbing him just above his knee. The officer shot Brown.
“It was clearly excessive force, it should never have happened,” Collins said.
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