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Shots Fired Leaves One Man Dead on St. Thomas

Reports of shots fired claimed the life of a St. Thomas man late Thursday night, the V.I. Police Department reported.

At approximately 11:11 pm, the ShotSpotter Detection System detected multiple gunshots fired in the Bovoni Housing Community, according to the police report.

VIPD officers were dispatched to the area, and upon their arrival, they discovered an unresponsive Black male on the ground. The man appeared to have sustained multiple gunshot wounds about his body, the police report stated.

Emergency Medical Technicians, who were on scene, concluded that the man did not have any vital signs. The man’s next of kin identified him as 20-year-old Omar K. Fontaine, the report stated.

Fontaine’s death marks the second death of 2024 for St. Thomas and the fourth for the territory, according to the Source Homicide List.

This is an ongoing investigation, police said.

Anyone having information is asked to contact 911, the Major Crimes Unit at 340-642-8449 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8476.

The Source Homicide List is a chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2024 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as reported by the VIPD. Cases are broken down by island. While it 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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