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Police ID Man Shot and Killed on St. Croix; Two Arrested in Smith Bay Shooting

St. Thomas/St. John/Water Island Chief of Police Steven Phillip announces two arrests in a fatal shooting April 20 in Smith Bay, St. Thomas. (Screenshot from VIPD video)
St. Thomas/St. John/Water Island Chief of Police Steven Phillip announces two arrests in a fatal shooting on April 20 in Smith Bay, St. Thomas. (Screenshot from VIPD video)

A man shot and killed on Tuesday in Estate Glynn on St. Croix has been identified as Lenroy Alexander Dion Carr, 56, the V.I. Police Department announced on Wednesday.

A concerned citizen called 911 just before 7 p.m. on Tuesday to report that shots were being fired in the vicinity of Plot No. 91 in Estate Glynn, the VIPD press release stated.

“Upon officers’ arrival they discovered the unresponsive body of an adult male with multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso and head. They also discovered multiple spent casings in the roadway and front yard,” the release stated. The man was later identified as Carr by his next of kin, it said. An autopsy is pending, according to the police.

Carr’s death is the territory’s 13th homicide of the year, and the eighth for St. Croix, according to the Source’s Homicide List.* There have been five homicides on St. Thomas.

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In other news, police on Wednesday announced the arrest of two men in the shooting death of T’Quan Vanholten, 26, on the evening of April 20 outside Louie’s Market in Smith Bay, St. Thomas.

In a taped press conference, St. Thomas/St. John/Water Island Chief of Police Steven Phillip thanked the community for providing information that led to the arrests.

“Unfortunately, there is no way to bring back T’Quan, or change what happened, but I am here standing before you today to share and deliver very grateful news, to not only the family, but also the community,” Phillip said in announcing the arrests of Jeramy Lettsome, 36, on Monday and Marckadis Smith Jr., 26, on Tuesday.

Lettsome and Smith are each charged with first-degree murder, first-degree assault, third-degree assault, reckless endangerment, aiding and abetting, second-degree murder, unauthorized possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, unauthorized possession of a firearm within 1,000 feet of a playground, and unauthorized possession of ammunition. No bail was set by order of the court, the VIPD press release stated.

Anyone with information about these crimes is urged to contact the V.I. Police Department at 340-774-2211 or the Criminal Investigation Unit’s Major Crimes Division at 340-642-8449. You can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

*The Source Homicide List is a chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2022 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as reported by the VIPD. Cases are broken down by island. While this listing is based on VIPD reports, the Source does not include suicides or vehicular homicides in its listing that the police and some other media do. This can lead to a discrepancy in the number of incidents reported.

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