Did Takeout Food Buyer Witness Erikson Hansen’s Murder?
FREDERIKSTED – Police received notification from the 911 Emergency Call Center of gunshots fired in the vicinity of Williams Delight at 10:56 p.m. Tuesday.
Upon arrival to the scene, police discovered a Jeep Wrangler with its engine running, when a man approached the officers and identified himself as the person driving the SUV.
The man then stated, that while purchasing food from the King of Hearts Bar & Restaurant, an injured male unknown to him, asked for a ride and he (the driver of the SUV) agreed.
As the unknown injured male entered into the passenger side of the vehicle, another male individual unknown to the driver of the Jeep, approached the injured passenger, asking if he had a gun in his possession. Suddenly, a shoot-out ensued and the operator of the vehicle exited the Jeep to avoid being hit by the gunfire.
The SUV sustained damage from the gunfire, while several spent shell-casings and a machine gun were recovered from the scene of the incident, according to police.
Police conducted a search for the injured man at the Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center. But no one arrived at the facility seeking medical attention for gunshot wounds, police said.
On Tuesday, police said a female companion of Hansen’s said he left her house in Williams Delight at 10 p.m. Hansen, who is the son of long-time former St. Croix Sen. Alicia “Chucky” Hansen, was found shot to death after midnight after a police search of Williams Delight.
Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to phone the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 712-6024, Chief of Police-St. Croix, 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