Man killed on St. Thomas
Published: October 16, 2012
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ST. THOMAS - Major crime detectives on St. Thomas are investigating the shooting death of an unidentified 33-year-old man.
The shooting occurred about 6:30 p.m. Sunday in Estate Anna's Retreat, according to a press release from the police. The release does not include the victim's name or a description of possible perpetrators.
The shooting was the territory's 47th homicide, including six vehicular homicides, of 2012. There were 49 homicides, including three vehicular homicides, in the territory in 2011.
Police were notified of the shooting when several men went to the Mariel C. Newton Command Station in Four Winds Plaza, which serves the East End. The men told police that their friend had been shot.
Police went to the scene and saw the victim in the roadway with a number of bullet wounds about his body, according to police. Emergency medical technicians transported the victim by ambulance to Schneider Hospital, where he was rushed into surgery.
The incident initially was recorded in the V.I. Territorial Management Agency's 911 call log as a first-degree assault. However, just after midnight, police were told that the victim died as a result of his injuries.
The Criminal Investigation Bureau is investigating the case. Anyone with information can call detectives at 715-5545 or 715-5546 or the Crime Stoppers USVI anonymous tip line at 1-800-222-8477.