Shooting Near Raphune Hill Leaves One Man Dead, One Woman Injured
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police say a 34-year-old St. Thomas man was shot to death and a 26-year-old woman was critically injured when the car they were driving in was fired upon near Raphune Hill early on Sunday morning.
On June 12, 2016 at approximately 12:17 a.m., 911 received a call of shots fired in the area of Fort Mylner, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said.
Police found a four-door Toyota Sedan at the bottom of Raphune Hill with Jafari Samuel in it. Also in the vehicle was a 26-year-old female who has not been identified.
Samuel and the woman were shot multiple times and were transported immediately to the Roy Lester Schneider Hospital for treatment, the VIPD said.
Samuel succumbed to his injuries at the hospital and was pronounced dead there.
The 26-year-old woman is still receiving treatment for her injuries, police said.
The case is presently under active investigation by the Homicide Task Force, according to police.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Homicide Task Force at (340) 774-2211 extensions 5617 and 5554.
You can also call 911, Crime Stoppers VI, the Commissioner’s Office at (340)715-5506 and the Chief’s Office at (340)715-5548.