VIPD: Shooting In Contant Leaves One St. Thomas Man Dead On Friday
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A shooting in Contant left one self-employed electrician dead in St. Thomas on Friday evening, authorities said. A suspect remains at large.
Ferdinand N. Marshall, 46, was identified by police as the shooting victim, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.
“Officers worked long into the night to locate the perpetrator, who was not found,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.
Police were notified of a shooting in Contant about 7:22 p.m. Friday by the 911 Emergency Call Center.
“Officers arrived at the scene and observed an unresponsive black male lying face up.” Derima said.
Emergency Medical Technicians arrived on the scene and pronounced Marshall dead.
Marshall said on social media that he was a self-employed electrician who used to work at Foy Industrial Electric Corp.
He said he attended Charlotte Amalie High School in St. Thomas and was living in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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This case is presently under investigation by the Major Crime Unit.
Any persons having information regarding this incident are asked to call 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211 ext. 5606, or the paying anonymous tip line Crime Stoppers USVI at 1(800) 222-8477.