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Arrests for firearm violations and violent crimes jumped 32 percent from 2018 to 2019, the V.I. Police Department reported Friday to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Justice, Public Safety and Veterans Affairs.
Lawmakers in the Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Justice, Public Safety and Veteran Affairs push forward a gun violence bill on Wednesday after various testifiers cautioned senators of budget apprehensions and redundancies.
An 18-year-old St. Thomas resident, Tasheem Monsanto, was arrested by the V.I. Police Wednesday and charged with firing shots in the area of Fort Christian.
A St. Thomas man was shot as he pulled into his driveway early Monday and treated for his injuries at the Schneider Regional Medical Center, the V.I. Police Department reported.