March 27, 2017 12:31 pm Last modified: 3:12 pm

Homicides 2017

STT – 1

Territory – 1

Date of death – Jan. 1

Tahien Thomas died of gunshot injuries at the Schneider Regional Medical Center about nine hours after being shot. The shooting took place  minutes after midnight in the Bovoni area. By the time homicide detectives arrived at the scene of the shooting, Thomas had already been transported to the hospital for treatment of a single gunshot wound to the head. It was unclear whether Thomas was the target of an assailant or whether he was struck by a stray bullet from the customary illegal discharge of firearms that mark the beginning of the new year.

STT – 2

Territory – 2

Date of death – Jan. 4

Lenny Hedrington, Jr., 23, was shot and killed Wednesday morning in Estate Thomas. Officers were dispatched to Estate Thomas at about 10:27 a.m. When they arrived at the scene Hedrington was already in the ambulance, which transported him to the Schneider Regional Medical Center. He was declared dead at 11:09 a.m.

STT – 3, 4

Territory – 3, 4

Date of death – Jan. 23

Two unidentified Hispanic men in their 30s were shot dead Monday night in Polyberg, near Charlotte Amalie High School, according to the V.I. Police Department.

STT – 5

Territory – 5

Date of death – Jan. 25

De’Moi Corraspe, 27, was shot and killed at about 5:11 p.m. at the Paul M. Pearson Gardens housing community. Police responding to the scene found the body of a black man, identified as Corraspe, lying face down in what appeared to police to be a pool of blood.

STX – 1

Territory– 6

Date of death – Jan. 31

19-year-old McDonald Samuel was killed in a shooting at about 7:11 p.m. between buildings 16 and 17 in Lorraine Village. Officers arriving at the scene found Samuel and determined that he had no pulse. He was declared dead at the Juan F. Luis Memorial Hospital.

STT – 6

Territory – 7

Date of death – Feb. 10

23-year-old Mario Huggins was killed in a shooting in the area of the Bovoni Housing Community. Police received reports at 11:20 p.m. of shots being fired in the area of the housing community. Shortly thereafter, a citizen called 911 and reported that he was traveling to the Schneider Regional Medical Center with a gunshot victim, later identified as Huggins, who had received a wound to the upper body. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

STT – 7
Territory – 8
Date of death – Feb. 16
Police responding to a report of a shooting at Building 11 of the Tutu Housing Community found two gunshot victims. One, identified as 30-year-old Paul Smith of the community, died of his injuries. who succumbed to his injuries sustained during the shooting.

STX – 2

Territory – 9

Date of death – March 5

911 dispatchers received a call of shots fired in Estate Profit at 7:59 p.m. Officers also were informed that there was a gunshot victim at the location. At the scene the officers found an unresponsive man lying on the ground bleeding. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene by EMT staff and was later identified as Hector Torres, 35, who was also known as “Pollo.”

STX – 3

Territory – 10

Date of  death – March 12

Four people were shot at about 8:23 p.m. at the Cockpit in Estate Glynn. 16-year-old Juan Aponte was declared dead at the scene. Three others were injured by gunfire, one seriously.

STX – 4

Territory – 11

Date of death – March 16

Lawrence Greenidge, 28, a second victim of the March 12 shooting at the Cockpit in Estate Glynn, was declared dead early in the morning of March 16. Greenidge had been shot in the head at the Cockpit, a site popular with the cockfighting crowd.


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