Police Patrol Investigating Assault In Christiansted Is Shot At By Unknown Gunman
UNDER SIEGE & SUPPRESSING INFORMATION: Police Commissioner Delroy Richards Sr.
CHRISTIANSTED — Neither the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Commissioner or St. Croix police chief have any comment on their officers coming under fire in the line of duty earlier this week.
VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte informed the Virgin Islands Free Press on Thursday of the attack that took place on police officers in St. Croix on Monday.
On Monday September 13, 2016 at about 9:54 p.m. a unit was dispatched to an assault incident at Church Apartments downtown, Dratte said.
The officer stated that he was just about to leave the scene at approximately 10:52 p.m. when he heard three shots discharged.
The officer then notified 911 and upon the arrival of supporting units a check of the surrounding area was made for any suspects, witnesses or evidence.
The officer discovered a bullet hole in the police unit he was driving.
The incident is under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau , Call The Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 778-2211, (340) 712-6106 The anonymous tip line Crimestoppers VI at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 911.