9-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Shot in Head in Croixville Housing Community; Police Detain 15-Year-Old

Concerned Residents Clean Christiansted Town Using Their Own Tools, Money, and Some Help from the VI Fire Service

Territory May See Veterans Cemetery Through DeGazon-Sponsored Bill

Credit and Debit Cards of WAPA Customers Were Compromised Since August 30th, WAPA Says, Authority to Finally Start Issuing Notification Via Mail and Email

Sports Tourism in VI Gains Momentum as DC United Team is set to Play Exhibition Soccer Game on St. Croix

Carnival Breeze Brings 3,700 Tourists to St. Croix During Maiden Call; Senators, Tourism Officials Want to See More

Limetree Bay Willing To Provide $10 Million To Help Add Life to a Dying G.E.R.S.

American Airlines to Serve St. Croix With New Flights Next Summer

The Sudden Death of Influential Roots Reggae Visionary, Vaughn Benjamin of Midnite Band and Akae Beka, Has Rocked the Virgin Islands and Reggae Community Around the World

Arthur A. Richards K-8 School Hosts Anti-Bullying Campaign

Come Out. Hang Out. Have Fun at The Meat Up, One of St. Thomas’ Latest Hot-Spot for Good Food with Friends and Family.

UVI Board of Trustees Approves $47.1 Million Fiscal Year 2020 Budget; Sets $3 Million Fundraising Goal

Man Dies During Early Morning Car Accident on St. Croix; Driver of Car Arrested (Updated)

'You Did Everything You Could to Prevent this from Happening': An Emotional Goodbye to Young Aaron Benjamin

Back in Business: Cost U Less on St. Thomas Opened its Doors Friday to Thousands of Customers 2 Years after Irma and Maria

Bill Aimed at Regulating Credit Use by Gov't Departments and Agencies Among Others Held in Committee

Juan Luis Hospital Announces Completion and Availability of Mobile Dialysis Facilities

Tractor Trailer With Tank Carrying Thousands Of Gallons of Liquified Gas Flips Near Cool Out Bar; Driver Injured But Alive

Credit and Debit Card Hack Through WAPA Appears to be Widespread in Virgin Islands; WAPA Says Support Services Will be Made Available to Affected Customers

Facing Life in Prison Without Parole, Mother and Boyfriend Plead Not Guilty in Murder of 4-Year-Old Boy

St. Croix Police Officer Shot In Friendly Fire Incident

Crime / Virgin Islands / May 26, 2017

ST. CROIX — An off-duty police officer responding to an incident on St. Croix was shot on Thursday night by an on-duty police officer, who had arrived on the scene and did not immediately recognize his fellow colleague, V.I.P.D. Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced Friday.

According to Mr. Dratte, the off-duty police officer had responded to a 911 emergency call center notification regarding a man brandishing a firearm at the Frontline Bar in Calquhoun at about 11:30 p.m. The off-duty officer had notified 911 that he was responding to the incident.

Upon the officer’s arrival, contact was made with the suspect, who was told by the officer to drop his weapon. However, instead of surrendering, the suspect pointed his gun at the officer, causing the officer to discharge his firearm.

The suspect sustained multiple gunshot wounds about his body.

Following the exchange between the officer and the suspect, an on-duty officer arrived on the scene — unaware of the off-duty officer’s presence, according to Mr. Dratte —  and began firing shots, wounding the off-duty officer in the hip area.

Both the suspect and off-duty officer were transported to the Juan F. Luis Hospital for treatment. Police are gathering evidence before charging and arresting the suspect, according to Mr. Dratte.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Tags: , ,

Staff Consortium

Previous Post

Man Dies After Being Shot Multiple Times In Red Brick Late Thursday

Next Post

Literacy And Culture Mesh At Addelita Cancryn Jr. High School's Annual Book Parade

You might also like

Leave a Reply

More Story

Man Dies After Being Shot Multiple Times In Red Brick Late Thursday

ST. CROIX -- A man died in the D. Hamilton Jackson Housing Community on Thursday night, after being shot multiple times about...

May 26, 2017