Fatally-Injured Man Runs Into Stranger’s Home In Sugar Estate
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 48-year-old Paul M. Pearson Gardens man was shot multiple times in Sugar Estate and died early Friday morning, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department.
Police were notified at 2:40 a.m. July 31 by the 911 Emergency Call Center of a murder victim in Sugar Estate, the VIPD said.
Officers responded to the call and spoke with the owner of a nearby residence, who stated that he had heard gunshots to the rear of his home, and as he opened the door to investigate, a man he didn’t know ran into his home and collapsed, according to police.
Officers conducted an inspection of the residence and discovered an unresponsive Hispanic male, who appeared to have succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds, police said.
The victim was later identified as Victor Colon, a resident of the Paul M. Pearson Gardens housing community on the Charlotte Amalie waterfront.
Anyone with information concerning this homicide may phone the Major Crimes Unit at (340) 714-9833 extension 5617, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 715-5522, the Office of the Chief of Police at (340) 715-5548 or by calling 911.