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St. Thomas Man Killed in Turpentine Run Road Shooting

A St. Thomas man is dead after a shooting late Saturday night on Turpentine Run Road, the V.I. Police Department reported.

The victim has been identified as Archie Perry Jr., 39. His death marks the territory’s 30th homicide of 2023, and the 17th for St. Thomas, according to the Source Homicide List.*

According to the police report, a citizen called 911 at 11:28 p.m. Saturday to report that shots were being fired on Turpentine Run Road in the area of the “Concrete Bar.”

Officers arriving on the scene found Perry lying in the road, the report stated. Emergency Medical Technicians arrived at 11:41 p.m. and found that he did not have any vital signs, according to the report.

Saturday’s homicide is the third one this month on St. Thomas. Terrence Rabsatt, 53, was found dead in his car in the area of Nadir Hill early on Sept. 9. He had been shot multiple times, according to police. On Sept. 12, Kiante Christopher, 25, died after an early afternoon shooting at the Kirwan Terrace housing community on the island’s West End.

Anyone with information about these crimes should contact 911, the Major Crimes Unit at 340-642-8449, or Crime Stoppers V.I. at 1-800-222- 8476 (TIPS).

* The Source Homicide List is a chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2023 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as reported by the VIPD. Cases are broken down by island. While this listing is based on VIPD reports, the Source does not include suicides or vehicular homicides in its listing, which the police and some other media do. This can lead to a discrepancy in the number of incidents reported.

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