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U.S. Customs Agent Charged with Domestic Violence Assault

Vanessa N. Jackson (VIPD photo)
Vanessa N. Jackson (VIPD photo)

Vanessa N. Jackson, a 27-year-old U.S. Customs Agent, was arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree assault/domestic violence, the V.I. Police Department reported.

According to police, at 9:34 p.m. June 23, the 911 emergency call center received a call reporting a shooting at the Good Hope Villas Apartments in Frederiksted.

At the scene they discovered a black man on the landing of the two-story apartment with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to his back. Preliminary investigation said there had been a domestic altercation. According to police the girlfriend said she was being abused and assaulted by her the boyfriend and subsequently shot him.

The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the upper back and was transported to Juan F. Luis Memorial Hospital for treatment and has been airlifted off island for further medical treatment.

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No bail was set as per the domestic violence. Jackson was transported to the Golden Grove Detention Center Pending her advice of rights hearing.

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