June 24, 2003 – Police on Tuesday announced the arrest of a suspect in the fatal shooting of a man at around 1 a.m. Saturday in the Lindqvist Beach area off Smith Bay Road.
Miguel Donastorg Sr., 57, a resident of Nadir, was shot three times in the back of the head, police said.
Derrick Frederick of Anna's Retreat has been arrested in connection with the killing, according to a release from the office of St. Thomas Deputy Police Chief Elvin R. Fahie.
The release did not say whether any charges have been lodged against Frederick or how he came to be considered a suspect in the case.
Donastorg's body was found "in an area off the main road in the Smith Bay area," the release said. Police sources had said that Donastorg and a son and the son's mother were together when the victim stepped away to urinate and was then shot multiple times in the head.
Donastorg was free on $25,000 bail after having been charged with third-degree assault earlier in the month. According to police, he had attacked an off-duty police officer with a box-cutting tool.
The slaying was the 13th homicide recorded on St. Thomas this year and the 17th in the territory. At this time in 2002, when a record number of killings occurred, there had also been 13 on St. Thomas, but 21 territorywide.
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