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VIPD Responds to Daytime Shooting: One Victim Deceased & One Hospitalized

August 25, 2019

ST. THOMAS – On Saturday, August 24, 2019 at approximately 10.16 a.m., Virgin Islands Police Department officers and members of the Major Crime Unit responded to shots fired on Seventh Day Street on St. Thomas. Upon arrival, officers discovered an unresponsive black male identified as Amijah Charles and a minor victim that suffered gunshot wounds.

Preliminary investigation revealed that Charles was the driver of an SUV with a minor passenger, when a black Nissan car carrying four occupants was lying in wait for the SUV to enter the street. One of the occupants exited the vehicle and opened fire on Charles and the minor passenger. While Emergency Medical Technicians on the scene detected no vital signs from Charles, VIPD officers were able to transport the responsive and coherent minor, who suffered gunshot wounds to his lower extremities to the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center.

No one else suffered any injuries. Officers are actively looking for the Black Nissan vehicle that left the scene at a high rate of speed. This case is currently under investigation by the Major Crime Unit.

Anyone having any information about this or any other crime please contact the Virgin Islands Police Department at (340)774-2211 ext. 5617, Major Crime Unit at (340)714-9830 or the Criminal Investigation Bureau (340)714-9807. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or 911. We need your help and the entire community’s involvement.

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