The V.I. Police Department is investigating a homicide that took place in the streets of Estate Williams Delight. The victim was identified as 30-year-old Kevin Jerome of Williams Delight. He was the third homicide on St. Croix since the beginning of the year, the fourth in the territory, according to the Source homicide list.*
According to the police report, at 9:57 a.m., Feb. 26, the 911 emergency call center was notified of shots fired and a man down on Main Street in Williams Delight. Officers arriving at the scene discovered a Black male with a gunshot wound to the head, and an older model SUV with multiple bullet holes.
The male victim, later identified as Jerome, was transported to the Gov. Juan F. Luis Memorial Hospital, where he later died of his injuries.
Police Chief Sidney Elskoe called on community members to speak up.
“Take a stance against violence by speaking up and ensuring justice for the family and the community,” Elskoe said.
Police urged anyone with any information about the incident to call 911, the Crime TipLine at 340-778-4950, or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477 (1-800-222-TIPS).
* The Source homicide list is based on reports from the V.I. Police Department, but unlike the police list and those of some other outlets, the Source does not include vehicular homicides or suicides.