Brother of first suspect charged in Frydenhoj shooting


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ST. THOMAS - V.I. Police have arrested a second suspect in connection with a non-fatal shooting at the end of June near the Frydenhoj ballpark.

Akeam Davis, whose brother - 41-year-old Michael Davis - already was arrested in connection with the shooting, was charged with first-degree assault; aiding and abetting; and using a firearm during a crime of violence, according to court documents.

Akeam Davis, 37, from Estate Tutu, appeared Tuesday in V.I. Superior Court for his advice-of-rights hearing.

Akeam Davis and his brother are accused of approaching a man on June 27 - both brothers holding firearms - and shooting at the victim, who grabbed two large stones in an effort to protect himself at the time.

The brothers asked the victim if he was going to run, and then Michael Davis shot the victim in the left chest area, causing the victim's left lung to collapse, according to the probable cause fact sheet.

On the same day, the police arrested Michael Davis after they found the vehicle that the brothers had been driving in abandoned with the engine still running in the Tutu neighborhood, the police report said.

Police found Michael Davis, though they could not reach Akeam Davis, who is the registered owner of the vehicle, which later was impounded.

Bail was set at $75,000 for Akeam Davis, though bail initially was set at $100,000 for Michael Davis, who is facing charges of attempted murder; first-degree assault; brandishing or using a deadly weapon; and reckless endangerment.

Michael Davis' bail was reduced to $50,000 because he is the father of 21 children, and the court was concerned that his incarceration could effect his ability to support his children.

- Contact Jenny Kane at 714-9102 or email jkane@dailynews.vi.

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