St. Croix Man Fights Off Armed Attacker Who Demanded ‘Belongings,’ Fired Shots At Paradise Mills
FREDERIKSTED — On February 17, 2019 the 911 Emergency Call Center received a call from the Juan Luis F. Hospital in reference to a gunshot wound victim.
Detectives made contact with the victim and he was observed with a single laceration to lower abdomen, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.
The victim reported he spent the night in Paradise Mills, Frederiksted he got up the morning and was walking through the shortcut in Paradise Mills around 7:20 a.m., when an unknown black male individual, about 5’9, dressed in all black clothing, with a ski mask over his face, and black Nike slippers jumped out of the bushes and demanded his belongings.
The victim further stated that the unknown male individual tried to “gun butt” him with a revolver and a tussle ensued and during that time a shot was discharged; he thought the unknown male individual was shot, and managed to escape.
The victim also stated that while running away, he heard more shots being discharged as he ran to a relatives home where he lifted his shirt and noticed that he had been shot.
Detectives conducted a follow up at Paradise Mills, and located the area where the reported incident was said to have occurred.
Police observed disturbed grass, along with two bullet holes in a black cover that was covering the fence.
This incident remains under investigation by the CIB. Anyone with information on this case or any other please call the CIB at 340-774-2211, Crime Stoppers USVI 1-800-222-8477 or 911.