81.4 F
Cruz Bay
Sunday, July 3, 2022
HomeNewsLocal newsSTT Man Killed in Christmas Morning Shooting

STT Man Killed in Christmas Morning Shooting

At about 4:15 Wednesday, Dec. 25, a man was shot and killed outside the Banana Split Bar on Brookman Road on St. Thomas, the V.I. Police Department reported.

The victim was identified as 29-year-old Francois Champagne.

According to the V.I. Source homicide list, Champagne’s death was the 19th homicide on St. Thomas since the beginning the year, and the sixth since Saturday. It was the 40th homicide in the territory in 2019. The V.I. Source homicide list is based on police reports but, unlike the VIPD list and those in other media, does not include suicides or vehicular homicides, so the total number of incidents may vary.

According to police, the 911 call center was notified at 4:15 a.m. of a shooting outside the bar on Brookman Road. Officers dispatched to the scene found a man with gunshot wounds about the body. He was transported by ambulance to Schneider Regional Medical Center, where he died of his injuries.

Advertising (skip)
Advertising (skip)

Police urged anyone with information about the incident to call 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-774-2211 ext. 5606, or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.




Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.



STAY CONNECTED

20,771FansLike
4,756FollowersFollow

FROM FACEBOOK

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

Host Adisha Penn recaps the biggest headlines of the week while Source reporter Knema Willett joins USVI Division of Festivals Director Ian Turnbull in the studio for some behind-the-scenes info on the 2022 St. John Celebration. ... See MoreSee Less

Load more