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Homicides 2015

STX – 1

Territory – 1

Date of death – Jan. 16

At 5:07 p.m., dispatchers relayed to police a report of shots fired near 37F Estate Whim. Witnesses reported hearing several shots. Officers arrived to find a Hispanic man, later identified as 29 year-old Jose Miguel Rosa, a resident of Marley Homes, on the ground with gunshot wounds.

STT – 1

Territory – 2

Date of death – Jan. 20

At 1:38 a.m. Sunday, police were called to Ulke Gade by 911 dispatchers, who had received a call of shots fired and a man man down. The officers found 38-year-old Jason Young of Hodges’ Street, who had been shot several times.

STT – 2

Territory – 3

Date of death – Jan. 23

A report of a residential fire was called into the 911 emergency center at 8 a.m. The V.I. Fire Service arrived on the scene and suppressed the fire. Afterwards, officials found the body of 54-year-old Merle Nattaa in the kitchen area. Police determined from injuries to her body that Nattaa had been the victim of a homicide.

STT – 3

Territory – 4

Date of death – Jan. 26

Police were called to the scene of reported shots fired and a man down at about 6:15 p.m. When officers arrived they found 21-year-old Ezekiah Joseph, unresponsive, near building 21 of the Tutu High Rise apartments. Joseph was pronounced dead on the scene.

STT – 4

Territory – 5

Date of death – Jan. 31

At roughly 8:44 p.m. the body of a man was found in Smith Bay. Officers, responding to a call of a possible shooting at Coki Point Beach, discovered the body of a black man, who had been shot several times, near Calley’s Place and Dushi by the Sea. The victim was identified as Anthony Charles, a resident of Estate Tutu.

STT – 5

Territory – 6

Date of death – Feb. 2

At 2:30 p.m. Sunday officers, responding to a call of shots being fired in the vicinity of the Lionel Roberts Stadium in Hospital Ground, found the body of a Lakeel Wade bleeding from wounds to his head. He had also sustained a broken leg, and was transported to the Schneider Regional Medical Center Hospital, where he died the following morning.

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