Salah Dawod, 69-year-old owner of the Lower Love Service Station, which was robbed by armed gunman Nov. 22, died of his wounds just after 8 p.m. Nov. 29, according to the V.I. Police Department.
The death brings to 18 the number of homicides on St. Croix since the beginning of the year. The homicide total for the territory is 37.
At the time of the robbery, St. Croix Deputy Police Chief Arthur Hector Sr., said two armed men entered the service station just after 7 p.m., threatened the owner and demanded money. During the robbery the suspects shot the business owner and then fled the scene.
Dawod was taken by ambulance to the Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital for treatment.
Detective from the Major Crime and the Criminal Investigation bureaus continue to investigate this case.