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Deron Dixon, a 35-year-old resident of Estate Little Princess who was shot early on Thursday, died of his injuries Saturday at Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital, making him the second homicide victim on St. Croix to have been shot on Thursday and die in the days following,
Somalie Bruce and Jeanorah Williams, both of St. Croix, were arrested on Monday and charged with firearms trafficking and other firearms violations accusing them of causing more than 100 illegal firearms to be assembled and sold in the USVI.
New bills, coupled with a pair of executive orders, are meant to support efforts by the V.I. Police Department to cut gun violence, Government House announced.
At a news briefing Friday the V.I. Police Department announced the arrest of 22-year-old Ta’Jhanique Cumberbatch in connection with the death of 38-year-old Ian Benjamin Sr.
Tips from the community have helped the V.I. Police Department identify a person of interest in the murder of 35-year-old Akeem Dore, who was found unresponsive Tuesday night in Oswald Harris Court.
The V.I. Police Department is investigating two homicides that occurred in separate incidents on St. Thomas Tuesday. The deaths were the first two homicides on St. Thomas since the beginning of the year, the 12th and 13th in the territory.
The Virgin Islands Police Department is asking for the community’s assistance in locating 41-year-old Sarm Joan Lillian Heslop, who was reported missing on Monday.
Tarik Babrow, a 23-year-old from Hospital Ground, turned himself in to the V.I. Police Department Monday after learning that he was wanted on charges stemming from a March 2 shooting incident on Veterans Drive in Charlotte Amalie.
A second victim from a shooting that took place Feb. 27 at the Corner Pocket Grillhouse and Nightclub in Estate La Reine on St. Croix died Saturday of his injuries incurred during the incident.
District Court Chief Judge Wilma Lewis sentenced Delroy Thomas, 30, of St. Croix, to a total of 15 years for in a murder-for-hire plot and witness retaliation, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced Thursday.