A St. Thomas woman has been sentenced to two and a half years imprisonment for possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number and for possessing a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school zone, U.S. Attorney Delia L. Smith announced Thursday.
According to court documents, Nijontea Walker, 21, was arrested after an April 8, 2020, incident that occurred while the Virgin Islands Police Department officers were patrolling the Hospital Ground neighborhood on St. Thomas due to recent shootings. VIPD officers pursued a group of individuals, including Walker, after the group ran when officers approached. Walker was observed holding a black bag containing an AK-47 firearm with an obliterated serial number. The bag and firearm were later recovered after being abandoned during the pursuit.