June 28, 2017 6:43 am Last modified: 5:43 pm

Homicides 2017

STT – 1

Territory – 1

Date of death – Jan. 1

Advertising (skip)



Tahien Thomas died of gunshot injuries at the Schneider Regional Medical Center about nine hours after being shot. The shooting took place  minutes after midnight in the Bovoni area. By the time homicide detectives arrived at the scene of the shooting, Thomas had already been transported to the hospital for treatment of a single gunshot wound to the head. It was unclear whether Thomas was the target of an assailant or whether he was struck by a stray bullet from the customary illegal discharge of firearms that mark the beginning of the new year.

STT – 2

Territory – 2

Date of death – Jan. 4

Lenny Hedrington, Jr., 23, was shot and killed Wednesday morning in Estate Thomas. Officers were dispatched to Estate Thomas at about 10:27 a.m. When they arrived at the scene Hedrington was already in the ambulance, which transported him to the Schneider Regional Medical Center. He was declared dead at 11:09 a.m.

STT – 3, 4

Territory – 3, 4

Date of death – Jan. 23

Two unidentified Hispanic men in their 30s were shot dead Monday night in Polyberg, near Charlotte Amalie High School, according to the V.I. Police Department.

STT – 5

Territory – 5

Date of death – Jan. 25

De’Moi Corraspe, 27, was shot and killed at about 5:11 p.m. at the Paul M. Pearson Gardens housing community. Police responding to the scene found the body of a black man, identified as Corraspe, lying face down in what appeared to police to be a pool of blood.

STX – 1

Territory– 6

Date of death – Jan. 31

19-year-old McDonald Samuel was killed in a shooting at about 7:11 p.m. between buildings 16 and 17 in Lorraine Village. Officers arriving at the scene found Samuel and determined that he had no pulse. He was declared dead at the Juan F. Luis Memorial Hospital.

STT – 6

Territory – 7

Date of death – Feb. 10

23-year-old Mario Huggins was killed in a shooting in the area of the Bovoni Housing Community. Police received reports at 11:20 p.m. of shots being fired in the area of the housing community. Shortly thereafter, a citizen called 911 and reported that he was traveling to the Schneider Regional Medical Center with a gunshot victim, later identified as Huggins, who had received a wound to the upper body. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

STT – 7
Territory – 8
Date of death – Feb. 16
Police responding to a report of a shooting at Building 11 of the Tutu Housing Community found two gunshot victims. One, identified as 30-year-old Paul Smith of the community, died of his injuries. who succumbed to his injuries sustained during the shooting.

STX – 2

Territory – 9

Date of death – March 5

911 dispatchers received a call of shots fired in Estate Profit at 7:59 p.m. Officers also were informed that there was a gunshot victim at the location. At the scene the officers found an unresponsive man lying on the ground bleeding. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene by EMT staff and was later identified as Hector Torres, 35, who was also known as “Pollo.”

STX – 3

Territory – 10

Date of  death – March 12

Four people were shot at about 8:23 p.m. at the Cockpit in Estate Glynn. 16-year-old Juan Aponte was declared dead at the scene. Three others were injured by gunfire, one seriously.

STX – 4

Territory – 11

Date of death – March 16

Lawrence Greenidge, 28, a second victim of the March 12 shooting at the Cockpit in Estate Glynn, was declared dead early in the morning of March 16. Greenidge had been shot in the head at the Cockpit, a site popular with the cockfighting crowd.

STT – 8

Territory – 12

Date of death – March 25

Juan de Dios, 17, died Saturday night in a shootout with police. Dios was one of three armed teens who allegedly stormed into the McDonald’s at Sugar Estate and took employees and customers hostage. One of the hostages was able to contact police who rushed to the site. According to police, in the ensuing exchange of gunfire, Dios was killed and two other suspects were wounded and taken into custody. It was not immediately clear whether the fatal shot was fired by police or the gunmen.

STX – 5

Territory – 13

Date of death – March 31

Jose Saez Rosario, 55-year-old Fredensborg man, was stabbed to death Friday during an argument that began over a broken windshield. A suspect, 46-year-old Edwardo D. Garcia Jr., turned himself in to police and was arrested and charged with second-degree homicide, according to the V.I. Police.

STX – 6

Territory – 14

Date of death – March 31

Jose Saez Rosario, 55-year-old Fredensborg man, was stabbed to death Friday during an argument that began over a broken windshield. A suspect, 46-year-old Edwardo D. Garcia Jr., turned himself in to police and was arrested and charged with second-degree homicide, according to the V.I. Police.

STX – 7

Territory – 15

Date of death – April 4

Findlay Collymore, 49, died at about 4:25 p.m. near Villa Reine, Kingshill, as the result of what the V.I. Police said was a fight. Francis “Ducky” Vanterpool told police he and Collymore had been under the Villa La Reine vegetable market when Collymore assaulted him with a wooden plank, striking him on the head and multiple other places across the body. Vanterpool told police he was able to get to a bottle which he broke and stabbed Collymore in the chest. Vanterpool was arrested and charged with murder, according to the VIPD.

STT – 9

Territory – 16

Date of death – April 17

41-year-old Niyen Jamil was found shot to death in the area of Bolongo Bay. Police responding to a report of shots fired found a man with blood on his clothing and body sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle. The victim appeared to have suffered gunshot wounds to his body and was pronounced dead on the scene by medical personal. The victim was identified as Jamil by a family member.

STT – 10

Territory – 17

Date of death – April 23

18-year-old Akil Grieg Jr. died when he was shot multiple times at about 2:19 a.m. when shots broke out during a fight at a restaurant parking in Sub Base. Grieg was one of two injured by gunshots. The other, a 26-year-old man, was treated at the Schneider Regional Medical Center and was in stable condition later that morning.

STT – 11

Territory – 18

Date of death – May 14

The 911 emergency call center received a call at 12:16 a.m. Sunday reporting a male shooting victim, later identified as Jeffrey Javier, in the Contant area. The victim was transported by private vehicle to the Schneider Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

STT – 12

Territory – 19

Date of death – May 16

35-year-old Alldix Callwood was killed in a shooting shortly after noon Tuesday in the Smith Bay area. At 1:13 p.m. the 911 emergency call center received a report of shots fired in the Smith Bay area. Responding officers found a lifeless male individual in a truck. Emergency technicians arrived on the scene and pronounced the victim dead. Next of kin identified the body as Callwood.

STX – 8

Territory – 20

Date of death – May 25

An officer on patrol reported hearing shots fired at 10:22 p.m. in the D. Hamilton Jackson area. Officers are on the scene discovered the body of a man in the D. Hamilton Jackson area, known as the “Red Brick” housing community. As of June 5, police still had not released the name of the victim.

STX – 9

Territory – 21

Date of death – June 4

At about 2:40 p.m. a citizen called the 911 emergency call center to report shots fired in the Watergut area. Officers at the scene found an unresponsive Hispanic male with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the upper body. The man, identified by the VIPD as 23- year-old Dean Schneider, was transported to the Juan F. Luis Hospital where he died from the the gunshot wound.

STX – 10

Territory – 22

Date of death – June 9

20-year-old St. Croix man identified by police as Markel “Malik” Joseph was killed at the Cool Out Bar parking lot. At 1:58 a.m. Friday, officers were dispatched to a report of shots being fired. At the scene they found an unresponsive male lying on his back with multiple gunshot wounds. Patrons inside the bar said they had heard gunshots but did not have any other information about the incident.

STT – 13

Territory – 23

Date of death – June 18

Jahkima Moore, 32, died in a shooting on Scott Free Road. According to the police, at 5:54 p.m. the 911 call center received a report of rapid gunfire on the Scott Free roadway. Minutes later a citizen called and reported a Jeep Wrangler had struck a wall and appeared to have an unresponsive male in the vehicle.

 

 

Print Friendly

  1. Fact checker Reply

    There is an error in the listing. Rosario death for STX recorded twice as #5 and # 6

    • Source staff Reply

      Thanks for the heads up!

  2. Anonymous Reply

    Duplicate

    STX – 5

    Territory – 13

    Date of death – March 31

    Jose Saez Rosario, 55-year-old Fredensborg man, was stabbed to death Friday during an argument that began over a broken windshield. A suspect, 46-year-old Edwardo D. Garcia Jr., turned himself in to police and was arrested and charged with second-degree homicide, according to the V.I. Police.

    STX – 6

    Territory – 14

    Date of death – March 31

    Jose Saez Rosario, 55-year-old Fredensborg man, was stabbed to death Friday during an argument that began over a broken windshield. A suspect, 46-year-old Edwardo D. Garcia Jr., turned himself in to police and was arrested and charged with second-degree homicide, according to the V.I. Police.

Leave a Reply