On February 29, 2016 at approximately 9:51 pm, St. Thomas police responded to a report of a gunshot victim in the area of Honduras. Contact was made with an unresponsive Hispanic male. The male sustained several gunshot wounds and died of his injuries at the scene. He was identified as 24 year old Jeffrey Velasquez.
On February 2, 2016, at approximately 7:39 PM, St. Croix police responded to a shooting that occurred at the H&R Super Market in Frederiksted town. While traveling to the scene, the 9-1-1 emergency call center informed police officers that the gunshot victim was transported to the Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital by a concern citizen in their personal vehicle. Officers at the scene inspected the roadway adjacent to the H&R Super Market and observed several spent casings. The victim was later pronounced dead at the Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital emergency room and identified as 22 year old Dave Edwards Jr. of #35-I Estate Whim.
If you have any information regarding these crimes, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or visit www.crimestoppersusvi.org, or download the free P3Tips app on your mobile device. To check on the status of your tips, visit www.P3TIPS.com