Police officers found a man shot to death in Frederiksted Sunday after shots had been reported fired in the area of Rosies Bar, the V.I. Police Department reported.
Around 11:06 p.m., 911 dispatch received a report of shots being fired in Frederiksted Town in the vicinity of Rosies Bar, according to the police report.
Officers were notified of a gunshot victim in the area and upon the officers’ arrival, they observed a Black male on the ground south of the Credit Union building. The man appeared to have multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body. Emergency Medical Service personnel were on scene and found no signs of life, the police report stated.
The deceased was identified by his next of kin as 49-year-old Jemmason Charles, the report stated.
Charles’ death marks the 16th homicide on St. Croix this year and the 35th for the territory, according to the Source Homicide List.* 19 people have been killed on St. Thomas.
Anyone with information about this crime should contact the Investigation Bureau at 340-774-2211, ext. 5553, 5554, 5555, or 5556, or 911, Crime Stoppers V.I. at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), the chief’s office at 340-715-5546, or the commissioner’s office at 340-715-5506.
*The Source Homicide List is a chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2023 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, which the police and some other media do. This can lead to a discrepancy in the number of incidents reported.