2017 OUT WITH A BANG! Murder-Shooting Spree In St. Thomas Continues Into The New Year For Gov.’s Mapp-Richards-Potter
“I SWEAR TO DO MY VERY BEST (WHEN I AM SOBER) IN THE NEW YEAR OF 2017.” Embattled Gov. Kenneth Mapp
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — On Sunday January 1, 2017 about 12:12 a.m. a citizen called the 911 Emergency Call Center and reported shoots fired in the area of Bovoni and a possible gunshot victim.
Upon arrival of the Homicide Task Force, Tahein Thomas was on his way to the Roy Lester Schneider Hospital and Medical Center being transported by a concerned citizen.
Thomas had sustained one single gunshot wound to his head, according to police.
On Sunday (today) about 8:55 a.m. Thomas succumbed to his injuries, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said.
The VIPD transmitted the information about the first murder of the year to the Virgin Islands Free Press at 2:37 p.m. today.
St. Thomas was the murder capital of the territory in 2015 and 2016 and is out to an early start for a three-peat.
The case is currently under investigation by the Homicide Task Force, police said.
Anyone with information about this crime or any other is asked to contact the Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211 ext. 5569 or (340) 714-9830. All calls are kept in the strictest confidence.
They can also contact 911, Crime Stoppers V.I. at 1-800-222-TIPS, the Chief’s office at (340) 715-5548 or the Commissioner’s office at (340) 715-5506.
“DON’T WAKE ME IF I AM SLEEPING, DAMMIT!” Police Commissioner Delroy Richards Sr. of St. Croix.