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Kyan Crooke (VIPD photo)

Man Stabbed to Death in Estate Frydenhoj; Police Arrest Suspect

A man was stabbed to death Tuesday evening near the ballpark in Estate Frydenhoj on St. Thomas and a suspect was arrested about five hours later. The victim was identified as Mendel Felix.

STT Man Succumbs to Gunshot Wounds in Frenchman’s Bay Area

A man died of gunshot wounds Friday in a shooting at Frenchman’s Bay. The V.I. Police Department reported that the victim was identified as 28-year-old Elon Frett of St. Thomas.
VIPD officers respond Tuesday night to Estate Mon Bijou, where a young black male with multiple gunshot wounds was found with no vital signs. (VIPD photo)

Man Succumbs to Gunshot Wounds in Mon Bijou

A man was shot and killed Tuesday night in the Mon Bijou area of St. Croix, according to the V.I. Police Department. As of noon Wednesday, the name of the victim was not released pending notification of next of kin.

Justice is a Long Way Off For Survivors of Homicide Victims

This is the first in a new Source series being developed on violence, its ramifications and potential solutions.
Pistols and assault rifles confiscated in Hospital Ground over the past week were on display during Tuesday’s news briefing.

$10K Reward Offered for Information on Hospital Ground Murders

A $10,000 reward is being offered by Crime Stoppers USVI for any information leading to the arrest of individuals connected to the murders of three Hospital Ground residents.
Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor looks down over the Hospital Ground neighborhood Saturday. (VIPD photo)

VIPD Commissioner Velinor Tours Hospital Ground

Following three homicides in as many days in the Hospital Ground area, Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor walked the neighborhood Saturday meeting residents.
Police secure the scene of Friday's fatal shooting in Hospital Ground. (Photo by W. Bostwick)

Hospital Ground Rocked Again Friday by Gun Violence

After three days of non-stop gun violence that resulted in two deaths, residents of the neighborhood which lies four blocks from the V.I. Police Department on St. Thomas and about the same distance from Government House was rattled to the bone by shots fired around 8 a.m. Friday. “I was brushing my teeth,” said one resident. “I don’t even remember dropping my tooth brush.” Another resident said they could hear the little children upstairs running for cover. By 8:30 a.m. police were on the scene and had set up roadblocks at all access points into the Hospital Ground neighborhood. The ongoing “nightmare,” as one resident described it continued with the death of 35-year-old Junior Akimo Freeman. The recent heightened violence which as long plagued the community began Tuesday when a woman was shot on Goat Street. She was taken to Schneider Regional Medical Center. Two men shot within within 16 hours of each other on Wednesday were not so lucky. Both died. On Friday afternoon, Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor held a town hall type meeting on WSTA 1340 radio to specifically address the Hospital Ground violence. He promised a lot more police presence while the investigations were underway, saying people would be stopped and questioned. He also called upon a frightened population to “say something.” He said the police can’t solve the crimes without their help. Meanwhile, people who live there have been reluctant to talk with the Source, and have been completely unwilling to give their names. Many live their lives holding a collective breath and waiting for the next round of violence and death, hoping it will not be them or their loved ones.  
Pedestrian-driver accidents across the Virgin Islands prompts action. (Shutterstock Image)

Latest Spate of Violence in Hospital Ground Has Residents ‘Terrified’ *see correction

After three homicides and a fourth shooting that sent a woman to the hospital, all within 48 hours and all in the heavily populated St. Thomas neighborhood known as Hospital Ground, residents want to know where the police are.
VIPD detectives and officers respond to Estate Barren Spot, where 23-year-old Luis Perez was shot and later died from his injuries. (VIPD photo)

STX Man Dies of Gunshot Injuries

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.
Pedestrian-driver accidents across the Virgin Islands prompts action. (Shutterstock Image)

St. Thomas Man Shot to Death in Estate Thomas

A St. Thomas man was shot and killed early Wednesday, the V.I. Police Department reported. According to police next of kin identified the victim as 25-year-old Mikal Dore.

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