31-Year-Old Son Of The Governor’s Chief Policy Advisor Shot While Driving In La Grange (UPDATE)
CRITICAL CONDITION: Marcus Christian-Hendrickson
FREDERIKSTED – The 31-year-old son of Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s chief policy advisor was ambushed with gunfire while driving in Estate La Grange leading to him crashing his car into a tree.
The 911 Emergency Call Center notified police at 12:08 p.m. Sunday that gunshots had been fired in Estate La Grange.
Police arriving on the scene found a vehicle that crashed into a tree as it was heading north to south towards Concordia Road.
The man, later identified in the media as Marcus Christian-Hendrickson, sustained a gunshot wound and was transported to the Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center by ambulance.
Christian-Hendrickson is the son of Mapp’s chief economist Simon Jones-Hendrickson and former Asssistant Health Commissioner Dr. Cora Christian. He was listed in critical condition at the hospital.
A preliminary investigation indicated that Christian-Hendrickson was ambushed by another vehicle and shot at by the suspect(s) as he was driving causing him to lose control of his vehicle as it crashed into a tree.
Police searching the scene discovered numerous spent shell casings.
Christian-Hendrickson’s Facebook page says that he is a 2008 biology graduate of Savannah State University.
Anyone with information concerning the shooting is asked to phone 911 or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-(TIPS) 8477 or go to www.crimestoppersusvi.org
Simon Jones-Hendrickson (left) with his son Marcus and daughter.