17-Year-Old Boy Does Drive-By Of Sprat Hall Beach House On A Bicycle
FREDERIKSTED – A 17-year-old boy rode his bike near Sprat Hall this afternoon and discharged a .22 rifle in the direction of a populated area, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department.
The 911 Emergency Call Center received a notification at 2:17 p.m. Thursday that a gun had been discharged near Sprat Hall, the VIPD said.
Police arrived on the scene soon after the report was received and observed a young man riding a bicycle in the area. Officers stopped the young man on the bike and took him to the Newton Substation in Frederiksted.
During an inspection of his backpack, a loaded .22 caliber magazine was discovered inside of it, police said.
The minor stated that he had found the magazine along the beach, so he picked it up.
A K-9 unit was summoned to the scene and was successful in locating a .22 caliber rifle that fit the magazine, according to police.
The male minor told police he shot at the home and car of a person that he claimed owed him money.
An investigation revealed that the rifle in the minor’s possession had been stolen, police said.
The 17-year-old was arrested and charged with grand larceny, possession of an unlicensed firearm and the discharging of gunfire, according to police.
A .22 caliber rifle