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Two officers with the Virgin Islands Police Department were arrested in a developing drug-related incident on Tuesday, VIPD officials said at a press conference held Wednesday afternoon.
A 23-year-old man, identified as Michael Cruz from Sion Farm on St. Croix, was shot and killed on Tuesday in a parking lot at Gallows Bay, the V.I. Police Department reported.
The body of Roy A. Frett, a 62-year-old St. Thomas man who had been reported missing by family members, was discovered Monday morning at John Brewer’s Beach, where he had been swimming.
A 19-year-old St. Thomian, identified as Joseph Santana of Sugar Estate, died early on Sunday when the car he was driving struck a utility pole and burst into flames. The accident also knocked out power islandwide.
The V.I. Police Department arrested eight people and confiscated 17 firearms, ranging from an AR-15 to a revolver, on charges stemming from firing guns into the air at midnight on New Year's Eve.
A 19-year-old Crucian was shot and killed Saturday, the second homicide in the territory in the first two days of the year, the V.I. Police Department reported.
A man was shot and killed late on New Year's Day in Cruz Bay, marking the first homicide in the territory on the first day of the new year. Police said the victim was identified as 28-year-old Lessroy Gumbs.
Four people were injured Sunday evening during a shooting near a restaurant in Smith Bay, the V.I. Police Department reported.
A 25-year-old St. Croix man was shot to death Sunday evening at the Fish Market in Frederiksted, the V.I. Police Department reported. The victim was identified as Jahmandi Simon.
Crime Stoppers USVI is offering a $10,000 cash reward for information leading to an arrest of the individual responsible for the shooting death of a St. Thomas firefighter in 2016 or individuals responsible for manufacturing and/or distributing drugs: cocaine, fentanyl, marijuana.