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JOB WELL DONE! VIPD Arrests Shaunise Fahie And Desiree Perez In Connection With Nisky Center Shooting On Thursday

ARRESTED: Shaunise Fahie on St. Thomas

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two St. Thomas woman have been arrested in connection with a shooting incident that took place at Nisky Center on Thursday morning, according to police.

Police met with Shaunise Fahie, 31, of Bovoni at about 5 p.m. on Tuesday, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said. After police interviewed Fahie, she was placed under arrest for her alleged role in the Nisky Center shooting.

The VIPD also arrested Desiree Perez, 22, of Annas Retreat about 8 p.m. last night, according to police.

Police said that Fahie and Perez were each advised of their constitutional rights, placed under arrest and charged with first-degree assault, conspiracy, obstruction of justice, aiding and abetting along with accessory after the fact.

The two women were booked, processed and turned over to the Bureau of Corrections (BOC) pending an advice of rights hearing.

On May 18, 2017 at approximately 10:00 a.m., citizens called the 911 Emergency Call Center reporting that a vehicle fired several shots in the area of Nisky Center.

Several other citizens called immediately after and reported that there was a gunshot victim in a vehicle at said location.

When police detectives arrived on the scene they observed a black man who appeared to have sustained injuries due to the incident being transported via ambulance to the Schneider Regional Medical Center Emergency Room.

The detectives later traveled to the hospital and made contact with the man who they observed had sustained a gunshot wound to his left side. The victim was treated and later released.

“VIPD extends utmost gratitude to the members of our community that rose to the occasion and shared important information regarding this incident,” St. Thomas Police Chief Jason Marsh said. “Collaboration such as this will lead to more arrests and justice served for incidents such as these, again I say thank you. The investigation is ongoing and we are continuing the request for information to bring everyone involved to justice. To all officers and detectives who followed all leads that led to this arrest, to you, I say job well done!”

Anyone having any information about any crimes please contact the VIPD at (340) 774-2211 or Criminal Investigation Bureau (340) 714-9801.

You can also contact the anonymous tip line Crimestoppers USVI at 1(800) 222-8477 or 911.

“The tip you provide can help bring justice to those who are victims of senseless crimes within our community,” police said.

ARRESTED: Desiree Perez on St. Thomas

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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 50 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. Angelique Joseph Reyes
    May 24, 2017 at 4:41 PM — Reply

    Well Done VIPD!! Congratulations!!

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