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VIPD: St. Thomas Records Its Fourth Shooting Victim in Four Days … The Last Two In Smith Bay

LAKE’S CHICKEN FRY: Smith Bay was site of two shootings in two days in St. Thomas. The shooting on Tuesday was fatal. Lake’s restaurant is located at #102 Smith Bay.

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Rock City notched its fourth shooting in four days when an unidentified St. Thomas man was shot near Lake’s Chicken Fry Restaurant & Bar on the East End.

It is the second shooting incident in two days in Smith Bay — Alldix Callwood, 35, was shot to death yesterday afternoon as he was busy fixing his truck on Smith Bay Road.

On May 16, 2017 at about 9:28 p.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center received a call of shots being discharged in Smith bay in the vicinity of Lake’s Chicken.

Upon officers arrival preliminary information revealed a male victim was shot and transported by private vehicle to the Roy Schneider Regional Medical Center.

Detectives from the Major Crime Unit interviewed the victim at the hospital who was shot multiple times to body; who stated he was walking in the Smith Bay area when heard four to five shots discharged and then he realized soon after that he had been shot.

The incident is under active investigation by the Major Crime Unit, police said.

If you have any information on this incident please call the Major Crime Unit at (340) 774-2211, the anonymous tipline Crimestoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477 or 911.

According to police records, a man was shot in the leg at Lake’s Chicken Fry & Bar on Dec. 15, 2015 (see story below).

This is the third shooting to occur at or near Lakes Chicken Fry & Bar at Coki Beach Road and Smith Bay Road in the last five and a half years.

On Oct. 30, 2011, Officer Kendelth Wharton, while off-duty, shot Claude Auguste at Lakes Chicken Fry and Bar in Smith Bay.

According to the police report, Wharton saw Auguste harassing people and escorted him out of the restaurant.

Auguste allegedly pulled out a box cutter and Wharton fired several shots hit him, striking Auguste in the lower torso.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Bureau are investigating the most recent shooting.

On the Internet, the restaurant-bar calls itself Lake’s Chicken Fry & Bar (see photo below). Police referred to the restaurant-bar as Lake’s Fried Chicken.

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