CHARLOTTE AMALIE — On Sunday February 12, 2017 at approximately 9:30 p.m., a male called the 911 Emergency Call Center and reported that he heard several shots fired in the area of Home Depot and that a male was lying down on the ground.
Upon responding officers’ arrival to a grassy knoll near the roadway leading to Home Depot, an unresponsive, black male was discovered lying face down with what appeared to be at least one gunshot wound to his upper body. The Emergency Medical Technicians arrived on the scene and pronounce the male deceased.
The victim was later identified by his next of kin as 48 year old Don A. Richards of Annas Retreat.
At this time VIPD has no known suspect or suspects regarding this incident.
St. Thomas District Chief of Police Jason Marsh extends his deepest condolences to the family of Don Richards as they mourn the loss of a loved one. “This is our eighth homicide involving gun violence on St. Thomas,” Chief Marsh said. “I plead with those who have information to please contact the Police Department. These acts of senseless crimes cannot continue and we need every bit of information you can provide to assist in putting away these criminals.”
Anyone having any information about any crime please contact the Virgin Islands Police Department at (340)774-2211 or Major Crime Unit (340)715-5542, (340)774-2211 ext. 5569 or 5554. You can also make an anonymous call using Crime Stoppers V.I at 1(800)222-8477 or dial 911.
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