Shopper Shot In Glitter's Jewelry Store Robbery Dies 'During Medical Treatment'

Shopper Shot In Glitter’s Jewelry Store Robbery Dies ‘During Medical Treatment’

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The female shopper who was shot in the chest at Glitter’s Fine Jewelry on December 4 when it was stormed by three armed men has died “while receiving medical treatment,” authorities said today.

Gregorianna Julien, 56, “succumbed to her injuries while receiving medical treatment,” the Virgin Islands Police Department said in a 4:44 a.m. press release.

“The cause of death is unknown at this time and will be determined following an autopsy,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.

Police have to await the results of an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death before a decision can be made on whether to upgrade charges to murder, according to Derima.

On December 17, police arrested and charged Miciah Cozier, 18, of Estate Mandahl, in the attempted robbery of Glitter’s Fine Jewelry store at Havensight Mall. Three minors — all under age 18 and who by law cannot be identified unless bound over as adults — were also arrested at that time.

Shopper Shot In Glitter's Jewelry Store Robbery Dies 'During Medical Treatment'
CHARGED: Miciah Cozier, 18 of Estate Mandahl in St. Thomas.

Julien was one of two people shot in the Havensight Mall jewelry store attempted robbery last month. A security guard who was shot in the stomach was said by police to be recovering well. Police had previously said Julien was recovering well also.

Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George and acting Police Commissioner Ray Martinez, who announced the arrests at a press briefing, said Cozier and his three minor accomplices face several changes including attempted murder; two counts of first-degree assault, first-degree robbery; second-degree robbery kidnapping, two counts of third-degree assault, two counts of mayhem, unlawful entry, two counts of carrying a firearm during a crime of violence, reckless endangerment, first-degree grand larceny, unauthorized use of a vehicle, two counts possession of an unlicensed firearm within 100 feet of a public housing community and conspiracy.

Meanwhile, Julien, was an active member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church USVI in Anna’s Retreat in St. Thomas.

“My husband is 66 years old and has been a responsible gun owner for years,” Mariann Groshans said. “When we moved to the island it took him almost 1 year to get 1 gun after an extensive background check and a home inspection. Where are these kids getting these weapons? They need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent.”

“What were the ages of the minors? Since there is now a murder, the minors must be charged as adults,” Patrick Deery said from St. Thomas.

“Dread mehson ayu hard gone and throw in deh woman (sad emoji) RIP,” Jahni Mogul said. “I hear she try to run out cause her daughter was in the car (heart emoji).”

Virgin Islands Free Press so sad. I see hopelessness in his eyes. Such a sad story,” Hibiscus Brathwaite said. “Another angel taken too soon.”

Shopper Shot In Glitter's Jewelry Store Robbery Dies 'During Medical Treatment'

“Our most sincere and deepest condolences go out to the friends and family of our dear sister in Christ, Gregorianna Julien,” the church said on its Facebook page Sunday. “She will be missed by her EBC family and so many more.”

“My condolences goes out to the family may she rest in eternal peace,” Jennis Weekes said. “Stay strong Julien.” 

“Condolences to her family,” Delvin Duggins said. “May God cover them during this difficult time.”

“My condolences to the family rest in the arms of Jesus,” Eugenie Dormevil said. “Will be missed from Eugenie and Oriel.”

“Heartfelt Condolences to the entire family,” Vincent Peters said.

“Deepest condolences to Brother Jonah, Joniah and the rest of the family,” Florita Graham said. “That was shocking news for me. RIP my sister!”

“My deepest condolences to the family,” Suzanna Jean-Marie said. “Our prayers are with the family.”

All individuals listed as arrested or charged with a crime in this report are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.,

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