2 Arrested in Marley Housing Shooting

Okimo J. Heywood and Kherique E. Lewis, both 24 years old, were arrested Thursday and charged in a shooting at the Marley Housing Homes in Frederiksted in which no one was injured but the lives of a family with children were endangered.

The two have been charged with third-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment and discharging and aiming a firearm, the V.I. Police Department reported.

According to police. officers were dispatched to Marley at about 11:28 a.m. Thursday on a report of shots fired in the community.

A woman there told officers she was outside her home with her boyfriend and her children, who were riding their bikes, when three individuals in a blue vehicle rolled down the passenger side window and started shooting at them.

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The woman said she dropped to the ground, then grabbed the children and ran into the apartment. The vehicle continued shooting and then fled the area.

No one injured, according to police.

Patrol units searched the area and found a vehicle matching the description. Upon processing the vehicle, evidence revealed that the two individuals in the car were involved in the shooting.

Heywood and Lewis, were remanded to the Bureau of Corrections Detention Center pending their advice of rights hearing.

Police urged anyone with information about the incident to contact the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-778-2211, the 911 emergency call center, or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.

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