St. John Firefighter Shot In The Back Of The Head Remains A Mystery To Police Investigators
SHOT DEAD: Gregory Louis
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police on St. Thomas are investigating the murder of a firefighter Thursday evening in front of the Hotel Company station at Fort Christian.
Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) spokeswoman Sakeeda Freeman confirmed the identity of the victim as Gregory Louis, of St. John, who was a supervisor at the Hotel Company station.
Lewis was sitting on a bench Thursday night outside the station when an unknown assailant shot him in the back of the head about 7:39 p.m., Freeman said.
The shooting happened just a week after the bodies of two St. Croix police officers — Lesha Lammy and Kai Javois — were found shot to death on a deserted Ham’s Bluff beach in Frederiksted on August 11.
Those homicides are still under investigation.
The killing means that the territory already has 47 murders this year, including six vehicular homicides. To date in 2016, there have been 26 homicides on St. Thomas; 22 on St. Croix and one on St. John.
Anyone with information about the shooting can call the V.I. Police Department at (340) 774-2211; the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 714-9801; the Crime Stoppers USVI anonymous tip line at 1-800-222-8477; or 911.