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Sept. 17, 2002 – A St. Thomas man who was shot multiple times Tuesday afternoon died around 9 p.m. at Roy L. Schneider Hospital after undergoing emergency surgery.
Police sources confirmed the death of Dan'l Liburd, 24, about six hours after he was shot while standing outside Building 7 of the Michael J. Kirwan Terrace public housing community.
Deputy Police Chief Theodore Carty said Liburd told investigators that he did not know his assailants and described the shooting as a drive-by.
Carty said Liburd was shot in the neck, groin, left leg and chest.
Knowledgeable sources said late Tuesday night that within hours of the shooting, Azula Nibbs, 20, a resident of Lindbergh Bay, surrendered to officers at the VIPD Investigation Bureau in connection with the case. While Nibbs was being questioned by police, the source said, Major Crime Unit detectives learned that Liburd had died of his injuries.
Moments later, charges against Nibbs were upgraded from assault to first-degree murder. The accused was remanded to the Corrections Bureau pending an initial court appearance set for Wednesday.
Liburd's death was the 18th homicide on St. Thomas this year and the 30th territorywide. At this time last year, there had been seven slayings on St. Thomas and 16 throughout the territory.

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