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Arrest in 2019 Shooting of Four

VIPD arrested a St. Croix man Tuesday for the shooting of four men 30 months ago.

Mario Magras, now 29, allegedly sprayed some 50 bullets at men sitting on a bench outside the David Hamilton Jackson Terrace Housing Community around 9 P.M. on Sept. 6, 2019. Four men were hit by the high-power-rifle rounds and taken to hospital with serious injuries. One was preeminently paralyzed from the wounds, according to police spokesperson Glen Dratte.

Investigators were able to get a warrant for Magras’ arrest Jan. 26 from Judge Darryl Donahue. Just after 6 A.M. Tuesday, officers from VIPD’s Criminal Investigation Bureau and Special Operation Bureau arrested Magras at his Estate Diamond home, Dratte said.

Police said Magras declined to make a statement upon his arrest. Unable to post $100,000 bail, he was remanded to Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility before an advice of rights hearing scheduled for Wednesday.

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It was not clear why the investigation took as long as it did. 2019 St. Croix Police Chief William Harvey said his force was working “24/7 to preserve the safety in this community.”

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