St. Thomas, USVI – On Monday February 20, 2023, at approximately 02:09hrs, several citizens called 911 and reported shots fired in the area of Norre Gade, St. Thomas, VI, in vicinity of the Lutheran Church.
Upon responding police units’ arriving to the scene, it was discovered that two males had been shot during this incident in a grey Mazda SUV, the driver and a front passenger. Emergency Medical Technicians also arrived on the scene to render life
saving care. The driver was taken to Schneider Regional Medical Center, while EMT’s checked the front passenger for vitals and concluded that the male did not have any signs of life. The front passenger was later identified by next of kin as
21-year-old Jequan George.
Officers learned that a third male arrived at the Schneider Regional Medical Center’s emergency room with at least one gunshot wound. This male was shot during the incident on February 20, 2023, however, he was not one of the individuals in the
SUV when he was shot. The third male identified by next of kin as 21-year-old Taheem E. Monsanto later succumbed to his injuries.
On Tuesday, March 21, 2023 an Arrest Warrant was issued for one Ky-Mani Dolphin, by the Magistrate Court of the United States of the Virgin Islands for the shooting death of Tasheem E. Monsanto.
On Wednesday, March 29, 2023, Ky-Mani Dolphin was placed under arrest pursuant to the Arrest Warrant, where he was booked and charged with the First Degree Murder, Second Degree Murder, Using a firearm during the commission of a First Degree Murder, Using
a firearm during the commission of a Second Degree Murder, Unauthorized Possession of a firearm during the Commission of a Crime of Violence, in connection with the Homicide of Tasheem E. Monsanto that occurred on Monday, February 20, 2023.
Bail was set at $750,000.00, Ky-Mani Dolphin was turned over to the Bureau of Corrections awaiting Advice of Rights.
The shooting death of Jaquan George and the first degree assault of the other male is still on going. Anyone having any information about this incident please contact the Virgin Islands Police Department at (340) 774-2211, the Criminal Investigation Unit’s
Major Crimes Division at (340) 642-8449 or contact Crime Stoppers V.I. at 1 (800) 222-8477.
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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.