On January 27, at 8:10 a.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center was notified of female gunshot victim in the Castle Coakley / Peter’s Rest area. Further information coming to police revealed that occupants in a vehicle were shooting after occupants in another vehicle in the immediate area, and a stray bullet struck the female through a window in her home. She was found by a relative who called 911. The victim, identified by next of kin as 46-year-old Stacie Schjang, died at the scene.
Police Commissioner Designee Ray A. Martinez offered condolences to Ms. Schjang’s family on her unfortunate passing, and sent a stern message to the persons who continue to be on the wrong side of the law: “We are coming to get you. We are going to increase our actions on the smallest of incidents to make sure you understand that this gun violence has to stop.” Commissioner Martinez also announced a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.
Detectives are asking the community for information to help solve this crime. If you have information, please call 911, the Crime TipLine at (340) 778-4950, or Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-TIPS or online at p3tips.com.