St. Thomas Man Shot In The Kneecap After Argument With Woman In Sugar Estate
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man having an argument with a woman in downtown was shot in the kneecap in the early morning hours Wednesday, authorities said.
The 911 Emergency Call Center sent officers to the Roy Lester Schneider Hospital Emergency Room in reference to a gunshot wound victim at 1:24 a.m. Wednesday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.
A citizen told officers that he heard an argument between the victim and a female in Sugar Estate, then heard shots being fired, according to the VIPD.
“The citizen further stated that he did not see who fired the shots nor saw anyone leaving the area,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. “The male victim was shot in the right knee and was listed in stable condition.”
This case is currently under active investigation.
Any persons having information regarding this incident are asked to please contact police by calling 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211, or the paying anonymous tip line Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-TIPS.