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23-Year-Old Identified as Territory’s First Homicide Victim of 2024

Shots fired in the early morning hours of Sunday on St. Thomas claimed the life of a man and marked the territory’s first homicide of 2024, the V.I. Police Department reported.

At 3:05 a.m., Shot Spotter alerted the 911 call center that there were multiple shots fired in the area of Post Office Square, according to the police report.

Several citizens also called 911, reporting shots fired, and claimed that at least two individuals had been shot and were being transported to Schnieder Regional Medical Center via private vehicles, the police report stated.

Two gunshot victims arrived at SRMC emergency room, where they received immediate medical attention, the report stated.

The first victim was identified by next of kin as 23-year-old Jahnni B. Thompson, who sustained at least one gunshot wound to the upper body and subsequently succumbed to his injury, according to the report.

The second gunshot victim was treated for his injuries and remains in stable condition. A name for the victim has not been released at this time, it said.

This is an ongoing investigation, police said.

Thompson’s death marks the first homicide of 2024 for St. Thomas and the territory, according to the Source Homicide List.

Anyone having any information about this incident, contact the Virgin Islands Police Department at 340-774-2211, the Criminal Investigation Unit’s Major Crimes Division at 340-642-8449 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The Source Homicide List is a chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2024 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as reported by the VIPD. Cases are broken down by island. While it is based on VIPD reports, the Source does not include suicides or vehicular homicides in its listing that the police and some other media do. This can lead to a discrepancy in the number of incidents reported.

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