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Man Shot In The Wrist Near Sports Bar Leaves Wife Behind And Runs For His Life

Jay Weeks

        LUCKY TO BE ALIVE: Jay Weeks

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man told police that he was walking in St. Thomas near a sports bar on Wednesday morning when he suddenly heard the sound of a gun firing and then realized that he had been shot.

The 911 Emergency Call Center received a report about the incident at 8 a.m. and dispatched police to the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center Emergency Room to talk to the man who was shot, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said.

Police met Jay Weeks at the hospital who said that as he was walking with his wife heading westward across the street from the 1-800-Sports Bar in the area of Contant, he heard a single gunshot fired.

Weeks said when it finally dawned on him that he had been struck by a bullet, he began to run for his life and left his wife to fend for herself where the shooting occurred, the VIPD said.

Weeks said that when he looked in the direction from where the gunshot came from he saw a black male fleeing the area.

He sustained a single gunshot wound to his right wrist and was treated by the Emergency Room Doctor on duty for his injury and later released, according to police.

This case is currently under active investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau.

Anyone having information regarding this incident may contact the Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211 ext. 5579 and 5557.

You can also contact 911, Crime Stoppers V.I., the Chief’s office at (340) 715-5548 or the Commissioner’s office at (340) 715-5506.

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Jay Weeks before the shooting.

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

1 Comment

  1. Latashea
    July 11, 2016 at 2:08 PM — Reply

    Are you kidding me? Who the hell does this? Miss this is NOT A MAN! Please leave his sorry ass and find a man that loves you enough to make an attempt to keep you safe. What a loser. By the way, in no way is this punk considered a man.

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