Nov. 18, 2002 A drive-by shooting Sunday night has left a 21-year-old St. Croix man dead. Police indicated the killing may have been retaliatory.
Police were called at 8 p.m. Sunday about a shooting on the Queen Mary Highway. Glenroy Farrell, a resident of the Ralph de Chabert housing community, was pronounced dead at 10:05 p.m. by an emergency room physician at the Juan Luis Hospital, according to Territorial Police Chief Novelle Francies Jr.
Two passengers in Farrell's car, including a child, were uninjured, Francis told Radio One news.
According to witnesses, a champagne-colored pick-up truck pulled up next to the driver's side of the black BMW that Farrell was driving and shots were fired from the truck.
The truck had been stolen earlier from Sunny Isle, Francis said.
It was the third drive-by shooting on St. Croix last week. A shooting Friday night was thought to be in retaliation for another shooting Wednesday night. Neither resulted in any fatalities.
Francis called Sunday night's killing a "classic case of street justice." He asked anyone with information about the homicide to call the confidential crime line at 778-4950.
Farrell's death is the 23rd homicide on St. Croix and the 42nd in the territory this year. As of Nov. 17 in the previous three years, the homicide figures were:
2001 – 12 on St. Croix and 24 in the territory.
2000 – 7 on St. Croix and 16 in the territory.
1999 – 8 on St. Croix and 22 in the territory.
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