Man Killed in Friday Shooting

Darien Griffith, a 36-year-old resident of Estate Old Castle Coakley, was shot Friday and died at the Juan F. Luis Hospital.

The V.I. Police Department reported the incident Sunday.

It was the fourth homicide on St. Croix since the first of the year, the 11th in the territory.

According to the police report, the 911 center received a call at 8:06 p.m. Friday reporting gunfire. Responding officers found a black man, later identified as Griffith, lying on the ground suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The emergency medical technicians immediately transported the victim to the Juan Luis Hospital, where he later died of his injuries.

Advertising (skip)
Advertising (skip)

Further investigation by the VIPD revealed that Griffith had recently been released from prison in 2012.

Police investigating the homicide asked anyone with information to phone the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-712-6024 or 340-712- 6037, the 911 call center, or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477. 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Support the VI Source

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall - we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. Our sites are more popular than ever, but advertising revenues are falling - so you can see why we could use your help. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. If everybody who appreciates our reporting efforts were to help fund it for as little as $1, our future would be much more secure. Thanks in advance for your support!