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Brief: Police Make Arrest in 2004 Homicide

May 19, 2006 – The Major Crimes Unit of the Virgin Islands Police Department has arrested a 21-year-old resident of the Oswald Harris Court Housing Community, for his alleged involvement in the November 2004 homicide of Ashsha Isaac.
Ahjahra Francis was arrested at 7:45 p.m. Friday.
Francis is alleged to have fatally shot Isaac on Nov. 2, 2004, while Isaac was walking in the vicinity of Building 5 of Oswald Harris Court. Isaac was shot five times in the head and face.
According to Sergeant Robelto Lima, detective supervisor of the Major Crimes Unit, the arrest is the result of active community involvement.
"Information provided by a witness along with thorough investigative work by the Major Crimes and Forensics Units enabled the department to make this arrest," Lima said, in a release from the VIPD.
The warrant for the arrest of Francis was signed by Superior Court Judge Brenda Hollar. Bail was set at $250,000.
The Police Department strongly urges persons having information on any crime to contact the Major Crime Unit on St. Thomas at 715-5534, 715-5546 or the hotline at 715-5544. On St. Croix, contact the Criminal Investigations Bureau at 778-2211 ext. 6031, 6033, 6037 or 6082, or the hotline at 778-4950. Persons in either district may also call Emergency 911 with any information.
All information provided will be held in the strictest of confidence.

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