MAN ACQUITTED OF GUN CHARGES FOUND SHOT TO DEATH OUTSIDE NIGHTCLUB
CHRISTIANSTED – A 32-year-old Estate Richmond man was found shot to death early this morning outside a popular nightclub, according to police.
Police said Roy “Uncle Roy” Henry, Jr. was riddled with bullets when he exited the Lyme Club in Estate La Grande Princesse after 3 a.m. today.
When police responed to an emergency call of a murder they discovered Henry lying on the ground in the parking lot with no signs of life, they said.
The emergency call center received a report of a homicide at Lyme Club at 3:26 a.m. June 21, police said.
Henry was found not guilty of unauthorized possession of a firearm by a U.S. District Court jury in July of 2012.
He had been initially charged by police with drug trafficking and gun possession charges in February 2012 after being arrested in the John F. Kennedy housing community with two other men – 29-year-old Levar “Bogsy” Pugson and 32-year-old Dwayne “DMX” Woodrup.
The Virgin Islands recorded 18 murders between January and May of 2014; there were 20 murders between January and May of 2015.
The Virgin Islands Police Department solved 32 percent of all homicides between 2011-2012.