6 Shot, 3 Dead in St. Thomas Weekend Shootings

Crime Published On December 23, 2019 06:49 AM
Staff Consortium | December 23, 2019 06:49:04 AM

ST. THOMAS — St. Thomas experienced a wave of violent crime over the weekend, including a shooting incident at the Starz Hotel that left four people shot and two dead. 

The shooting at the Exclusive Bar and Lounge Nightclub in Contant occurred Sunday night at about 8:50 p.m. while another shooting occurred Saturday morning at about 11:50 a.m. in Nadir Circle.

Nadir Homicide

According to V.I.P.D. Public Information Officer Toby Derima, the police force was notified of the shooting in Nadir Circle and immediately responded. Mr. Derima said detectives found an unresponsive male in the roadway with gunshot wounds about his body. A female victim was also struck by gunfire and was transported to the Schneider Regional Medical Center for medical treatment.

The male victim, identified as 27-year-old Jackeel L. Henry, was pronounced dead on the scene.

 Exclusive Bar and Lounge Nightclub Shooting 

The V.I.P.D. confirmed Sunday night that four people were shot at the Exclusive Bar and Lounge Nightclub in Contant  Mr. Derima said the 911 emergency call center was notified of the incident at 8:50 p.m.

According to police, two of the victims — police have yet to identify gender — were pronounced dead as a result of the shooting. Mr. Derima said there was no immediate status of the other victims’ conditions. 

Both cases are under investigation by the V.I.P.D.'s Major Crimes Unit. If you have information that may lead to the arrest of the suspects involved in any of the aforementioned incidents, send an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers USVI here. The tip, if it leads to arrests, could result in a financial reward delivered to you anonymously.