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Name of Contant Car Wash Shooting Victim Released
May 29, 2012
Detectives on St. Thomas released the name of the victim in Saturday’s shooting that left two police officers wounded by gunfire and one suspect dead. The deceased suspect is Gerald Jackson. The case remains an active investigation.
Gerald Jackson, age 23, was previously arrested on April 4 after officers on routine patrol in Estate Contant noticed suspicious activity near an abandoned house. Jackson and another suspect, Mickael Liverpool, were inside the abandoned home and seen by police placing marijuana into vials for individual sale. Police confiscated 250 grams of crack cocaine, powder cocaine, marijuana and a handgun from that location. Both suspect were held on $10,000 bail each and processed by the courts.
The two police officers were on proactive patrol at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 26 in the Contact car wash area. Less than 24 hours earlier 22-year-old Jose A. Fuentes was fatally shot by unknown suspects in the same area. Police encountered several males loitering there and approached them. As police approached one or more persons opened fire on them. Police returned fire.
The police officers who were wounded in the shooting are still under medical care. As of Monday, one officer remains in critical condition and the other officer is stable.
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