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Man Suffers Gunshot Wound in Altercation

July 03, 2020

ST. THOMAS, USVI – On July 1 at approximately 8:30 p.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched officers to the Roy Lester Schneider Hospital Emergency Room for a gunshot victim.

The victim reported that he arrived at his residence in Hospital Ground and observed two males dressed in dark clothing sitting outside. The victim stated that one of the suspects approached him in a threatening manner and an altercation ensued between him and both suspects. The suspects assaulted the victim with a metal pipe to the head during the altercation, then shot him in the torso. The victim was transported to the hospital via private vehicle for treatment and was listed in stable condition.

This case is under investigation. Anyone with information is urged to contact police by calling 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211 extension 5610, or Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-TIPS.

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