VIPD officers along with the Medical Examiner’s Office in Estate Carlton, where 37-year-old Travis Blair was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds. By VI CONSORTIUM
ST. CROIX — A man was shot multiple times Tuesday night while sitting in his vehicle in Estate Carlton and succumbed to his injuries on the scene, V.I.P.D. Public Information Officer Toby Derima has announced.
According to the news release, on Tuesday at around 10:21 p.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center received a call of an unresponsive adult male in a vehicle in Estate Carlton. Officers traveled to the area and found the male received multiple gunshot wounds with no vital signs.
The victim was identified by family members as 37-year-old Travis Blair of Estate Carlton.
St. Croix District Chief of Police Sidney Elskoe appealed to community members to provide any information they may have about the incident. “Unfortunate incidents like this never happen in a vacuum. Someone knows something that can assist our detectives to find who did this,” Chief Elskoe said.
He urged the community to contact police by calling 911, the Crime TipLine at (340) 778-4950, or anonymously to Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-TIPS.
The latest homicide carries the territory's total for 2021 to twenty-nine.