Middle-Aged Man Found Shot To Death Near St. Joseph’s High School
FREDERIKSTED – A middle-aged black man was shot and killed near a parochial school early this morning, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department.
The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched police at 5:51 a.m. today to Estate Prince’s Quarter in a Mt. Pleasant West subdivision below the St. Joseph’s Catholic High School with a report of a man down, the VIPD said.
The concerned citizen who made the report to the Call Center also indicated that moments before the body was discovered, several shots were fired in the area, according to police.
Police and an ambulance were dispatched to the area, where a middle-aged black man was discovered lying along the roadside just off of the Queen Mary Highway (Centerline Road) with gunshot wounds to his body, police said. The man appeared to be lifeless. The EMTs examined him and found no vital signs.
The victim’s identity has not been released until notification of next of kin can be made, according to police.
Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to phone the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 712-6024, St. Croix Chief of Police Arthur Hector, Sr. at (340) 712-6005, the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-(TIPS) 8477 or go to www.crimestoppersusvi.org