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More Virgin Islands families were affected by gun violence over the weekend, and St. Thomas/St. John District Police Chief Steven Phillip said, "We need to stop the killing."
The anonymous tip service Crimes Stoppers USVI is offering rewards up to $70,000 for the information leading to the resolution of the homicides that are this weeks Crime of the Week.
A V.I. Police Department sergeant was arrested on Saturday and charged with second-degree assault, domestic violence, the police reported.
Saturday’s “Reclaiming Our Village” march had two starting points, Crown Bay and Tutu Park, and there was a place near the end where both converged, bringing together more than 100 residents who had taken to the streets in a peaceful protest.
This is the second in a series of stories on a proven strategy deployed in communities across the globe to reduce violence and save substantial numbers of community members from prison, death and grievous loss of loved ones.
The V.I. Police Department is investigating an apparent accidental shooting that took place Sunday morning in Estate St. Georges on St. Croix.
During a brief meeting of the Senate's Rules and Judiciary Committee hearing, three bills were forwarded to the full Senate while two others were removed from the agenda.
Police officers responded to gunshots in the Brookman Road area on Wednesday after the 911 emergency call center was alerted at 11:06 a.m.
The V.I. Police Department is investigating two homicides that took place on Sunday afternoon, the death of a man on St. Thomas and a woman on St. Croix. Police said next of kin identified the two victims as Secori Akeel Elmes, 31, and Renyisha Juanita Rivera, 20.
Legislators advanced a bill Friday that acts as the first step towards creating a new police department building in Frederiksted, St. Croix.