A 17-year-old male died of a gunshot wound Tuesday afternoon in the Good Hope Townhouses, the V.I. Police Department reported.
To enforce social distancing protocols, effective Friday, March 27, the judicial branch has further curtailed operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The V.I. Police Department, at about 5:21 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, arrested Shamar N. Lewis, age 21 of Altona, and charged him with possession of an unlicensed firearm and third-degree assault, the police reported in a news release issued Sunday.
VIPD reminds the public that due to its efforts in preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the territory, Central Records Bureau offices, Firearms Bureau offices and fingerprinting services territory-wide are closed until further notice.
A man died of gunshot wounds Sunday night in Estate Barren Spot on St. Croix, the V.I. Police Department reported. The victim was identified by next of kin as 23-year-old Luis Perez of Castle Burke.
Shamal Riviere, the suspect in an assault that took place in July, was arrested Wednesday on a tip from the community, Police Chief Sidney Elskoe announced.
Valdete Pereira Santana and Joice Costa De Souza, both citizens of Brazil, were charged with entering the United States after having been deported and removed, according to a news release from the office of U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert.
The Virgin Islands Police Department is asking for the community’s assistance in locating Dasha Graham, who is suspected of first-degree arson.
Two St. Thomas men were injured by gunfire in separate incidents over the weekend, the V.I. Police Department reported. The police did not identify either of the victims, in accordance with department policy.
Effective Monday, March 23, the District Court of the Virgin Islands will remain open; however, court personnel will be working remotely.