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Homicides 2020

A chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2020 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as reported by the VIPD. Cases are broken down by island. While this list is based on VIPD reports, unlike the police and some media, the Source does not include suicides or vehicular homicides in its listing, which can cause a disparity in the number of incidents reported.

Lorraine Village Killing is Second STX Homicide in a Day

A 26-year-old St. Croix man was was shot and killed at 3:25 p.m. Friday, the second homicide on St. Croix in less than 12 hours, the V.I. Police Department reported.

Man Dies of Gunshot Wounds on STX

A man was killed by gunshots Friday morning at a business in Estate Pearl, the V.I. Police Department reported. The victim was identified by family members as 27-year-old Aaron Joseph.
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Reward for Info on Ashby Double Homicide Up to $60K

The appointment of two local prosecutors to the V.I. Superior Court bench is the latest in a series of moves to stamp out gun violence in the territory, Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. announced during a news conference Monday.

Police Investigate Report of Shots Fired

The V.I. Police Department is investigating a report of shots being fired in the early morning Sunday. According to police, at about 2:10 a.m. July 26 police officers were dispatched to a report of shots being discharged on St Croix.

Two STT Men Charged with Conspiracy, Carjacking, Other Crimes

Two men were charged with a variety of crimes in a carjacking that took place June 23, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert reported in a news release issued Friday.

Two Men Charged with Gun Possession

V.I. Police Department officers arrested two men Wednesday after a traffic accident, charging them with possession in an unlicensed firearm.
VIPD patrol car. (Linda Morland photo)

STX Man Killed in Shooting at Louis Brown Villas

A man was killed Thursday morning after he was shot in an attack in the Louis Brown Villas housing community, the V.I. Police Department reported.

Police Arrest Suspect in Jan. 19 Castle Coakley Shooting

The V.I. Police Department on Tuesday arrested David Semper, age 22 of no fixed address, charging him in a charging him in a a shooting that took place Jan. 19 in Estate Castle Coakley.
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Police Investigate Death in Estate Smith Bay

A man was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds Wednesday night in Estate Smith Bay on St. Thomas. The man later died of his injuries, the V.I. Police Department reported.

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