St. Thomas Notches Its 4th Murder In 7 Days With Jason Eustache Killed in Sugar Estate Wednesday Evening
KILL ZONE: A female Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) officer directs traffic around the crime scene near 6th Street in Sugar Estate yesterday evening. Jason Eustache, 21, was the victim.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Four people have been shot to death in St. Thomas in the last seven days.
Jason Augustin “Not Nice” Eustache, 21, was gunned down near 6th Street in Sugar Estate about 6 p.m. on Wednesday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD).
Police began their investigation as it were a shooting incident, but it was upgraded to a homicide when Eustache died, according to VIPD spokeswoman Sakeeda Freeman.
“When officers got there, they found the victim (Eustache) lying in the street with no vital signs,” VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said.
Freeman said that no one else was injured during the fatal shooting near the Charlotte Amalie downtown area (see map below — the two red lines indicate 6th Street).
Eustace was transported to the Schneider Regional Medical Center by a morgue attendant, Dratte said.
Two people were murdered in Smith Bay on Friday night and Troy Ettienne was fatally shot on Saturday afternoon.
Wednesday evening’s murder is the 19th to date on St. Thomas. It is the 32nd murder of the year for the territory, including one vehicular homicide.
Anyone with information about the four murders in St. Thomas in the last seven days is asked to call the VIPD at (340) 774-2211 or (340) 714-5554 or (340) 714-5617 or the anonymous tip line Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-8477 or 911.
SUGAR ESTATE GANG: Carlos Escobar (left) and Wynter Mitchel (right) pose with Jason “Not Nice” Eustache (bottom) on Facebook. Eustache said on social media that he “studied cash flow” at “Swagga University” but that he also attended the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI).