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Suspect Arrested in Pine Peace Shooting

December 10, 2010
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Police on St. John arrested 26-year-old Niguel Williams around 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, December 8 and charged him with First Degree Assault, Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm and Reckless Endangerment for a non fatal shooting that occurred in Pine Peace November 28.

Williams was positively identified as the person who had an argument with another male and subsequently shot him in his lower left abdomen. A bullet also grazed the victim from his right temple to his right earlobe.

 

Williams is a St. Thomas native residing in Estate Contant, St. John.

 

St. John Deputy Chief Darren Foy said the suspect was identified by police the day of the shooting, however in order to build an airtight case against the suspect detectives opted to secure a court ordered  arrest warrant as well as conduct other investigative procedures before securing the arrest. In the meantime Williams was kept under police surveillance, Deputy Chief Foy said.

 

The Deputy Chief credited the community for their active involvement in the case. He thanked the St. John community for the information and tips that were passed onto the police department. He also thanked detectives and officers assigned to Leander Jurgen Command for bringing closure to this case.

Bail for Williams was set at $95,000 and he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending further court action

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