An ambulance at the Juan F. Luis Hospital on St. Croix. By ERNICE GILBERT FOR VI CONSORTIUM
ST. CROIX — The victim of a shooting incident that occurred in Estate Little Princess early Thursday morning succumbed to his injuries Saturday night, V.I.P.D. Public Information Officer Toby Derima has announced.
The territory now has fourteen homicides for 2021: eleven on St. Croix, two in St. Thomas and one on St. John, according to the V.I.P.D. Additionally, one of two victims shot Wednesday night in St. Thomas at a restaurant was airlifted for further care because of the severity of his wounds, and Mr. Derima was following up on the status of this victim.
The victim of the Little Princess homicide has been identified as 35-year-old Deron Dixon, who had reported to police that as he left his residence headed to work at approximately 5:00 a.m. on April 1, he heard gunfire and realized he had been injured. Dixon stated that he observed a white vehicle leaving the area, but did not know who shot him.
Dixon sustained multiple gunshot wounds about his body and was transported to the Juan F. Hospital for treatment.
He died Saturday at around 11:00 p.m., according to the news release.
Detectives continue to urge anyone with information about this shooting to contact them by calling 911, the Crime TipLine at (340) 778-4950, or Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-TIPS, where your anonymous tip can earn you a reward.