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Loaded Firearm Found in St. Croix Man’s Vehicle

A St. Croix man who allegedly discharged shots from his vehicle was arrested Saturday after officers found a loaded firearm in his vehicle, the V.I. Police Department reported Sunday.

On Saturday around 2:44 a.m., officers of the Special Operations Bureau were in the parking lot of the Princess Plaza near the ReHab Bar and Nightclub when what sounded like the discharging of shots was heard immediately after a white vehicle passed heading eastbound towards the Five Corners traffic intersection. The SOB units immediately headed in the direction of where they heard the gunshots discharged, according to the police report.

Officers subsequently located and stopped a white vehicle matching the description of the previously observed white vehicle in the Harbor View Housing Community. A search was conducted of the vehicle and its occupants, which resulted in the discovery of a loaded firearm, a loaded magazine, an extended magazine, and one live round. Additionally, five spent casings were also recovered in the roadway near James Funeral Home, the police report stated.

The driver, 22-year-old Roy Christopher III, was placed under arrest for reckless endangerment in the first degree, carrying a firearm openly concealed, and possession of ammunition. Christopher’s bail was set at $100,000, the report stated.

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