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Suspect Dead After Opening Fire on VIPD Officers in Market Square

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands – On Saturday, November 25, 2023, at approximately 4:47 p.m. citizens contacted 911 Emergency Call Center to report a male firing gunshots in the area of the Market Square’s bungalow.

Responding officers arrived at the scene and observed a male with a firearm, who then turned towards the officers and fired several gunshots in their direction. Officers returned fire striking the male.

Emergency Medical Technicians and Rescue personnel arrived on the scene to provide medical assistance to the male, however concluded that he did not have any signs of life.

A second victim who was an innocent bystander was struck at least once about the body during the exchange of gunfire. He sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the Schneider Regional Medical Center by ambulance. Emergency Medical Technicians also rendered medical assistance to the second unidentified male.

The deceased male was positively identified by next of kin as 28-year-old Troy Jameson Normil.

Anyone having any information about this incident may contact the Virgin Islands Police Department at (340) 774-2211, the Criminal Investigation Unit’s Major Crimes Division at (340) 642-8449 or Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477 (TIPS).


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