On April 14, 2016, the 911 center received a call at 11:08 p.m. reporting gunfire in the vicinity of the Ruby Housing Community, located in the Water Gut area. ST. Croix officers traveled to the scene and found an unresponsive male lying on the ground of Building 3 Ruby Housing Community. Emergency medical technicians arrived at the scene and found no signs of life in the victim, who was later identified as Luis Vargas also known as “Squeeze” a 24-year-old resident of the housing community.
On July 31, 2016 after 3:00 a.m. St. Thomas officers responded to shots fired in the area of Nisky Center. Reports were receive that a vehicle stopped at the entrance of Nisky Center, and fired shots in the direction of a nearby pharmacy. A bystander was shot who was identified as Bria Evans. She was rushed to the Schneider Regional Medical Center and died during surgery at approximately 5:53 a.m.
Any information that you may have pertaining to either of these cases should be submitted to Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477, www.crimestoppersvi.org, or at the FREE mobile App www.P3Tips.com. Help Crime Stoppers continue to solve these heinous crimes.