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The V.I. Police Department began conducting live-fire tests of the ShotSpotter gunshot detection service on St. Thomas on June 24.
The Virgin Islands Police Department presented a $62 million budget for the next fiscal year, a $6 million reduction from the last fiscal year’s budget.
Some Virgin Islanders are disappointed after a permit was denied that would have allowed 2020 high school graduates and their parents to hold a celebratory motorcade on St. Croix.
A suspect arrested in connection with a shooting in Cruz Bay Quarter is expected to make his initial court appearance on June 19. Hasani Liburd, 27, was arrested on June 3 and charged with being an accessory after the fact.
An investigation into two homicides on St. Croix has yielded four arrests and the recovery of 10 firearms, according to St. Croix District Police Chief Sidney Elskoe.
In the wake of protests in cities across the U.S. over the death of George Floyd, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. called on residents to support local police officers as they work to clamp down on a spate of violence.
A St. Croix man was shot and succumbed to his injuries Sunday evening on Market Street in Christiansted, the V.I. Police Department reported. Next of kin identified the dead man as Terrance Leroy James, age 38.
The U.S. Virgin Islands does not seem to have recorded a spike in crime during the two months since a state of emergency was declared over the COVID-19 pandemic.
A man was abducted Wednesday from Frederiksted and taken to various ATMs on St. Croix to withdraw money for his captors before he was released with minor injuries, the V.I. Police Department reported.
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.