Man Shot In The Wrist Near Sports Bar Leaves Wife Behind And Runs For His Life
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.
Jay Weeks before the shooting.