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Christiansted Man Arrested for January 12 Gallows Bay Homicide

January 15, 2021

ST. CROIX, USVI – On January 15, at roughly 7:05 a.m., 23-year-old Rajah Caul of Company Street, Christiansted was arrested on a warrant issued by the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands. He was charged with 1st Degree Murder for the killing of Michael Cruz, who was shot and killed on January 12 in Gallows Bay.

Suspect
Rajah Caul

Bail for Caul was set at $1,000,000. Unable to post bail, he was turned over to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending his Advice of Rights hearing.

St. Croix District Chief of Police Sidney Elskoe commended the officers of the Special Operations Bureau and the detectives of the Criminal Investigation Bureau who, in their efforts, have been the tip of the spear in making this arrest. “Gun violence is unacceptable in our small community. We thank the members of the community who came forward with information to make this possible,” Chief Elskoe said.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing. If you have information about this or any other crimes, you are urged to contact police with your information by calling 911, the Crime TipLine at (340) 778-4950, or Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-TIPS. Remember, if you see something, say something.

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All individuals listed as arrested or charged with a crime in this press release are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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