January 2, 2002 Police reported no new developments as of Wednesday afternoon in their investigation of the murder of 20-year-old Rudolph Fleming, who died Monday of a gunshot wound sustained two days earlier.
It was the second murder in less than a week.
Fleming was driving Saturday on Rejjerings Gade in Savan when he was shot in the right side of the head by an unknown gunman.
"He suffered several gunshot wounds to the body; he was shot at a number of times," a police source confirmed over the weekend.
Fleming died Monday morning, just hours before the new year began, when his family members opted to remove life support systems.
In the other most recent murder, homicide detectives are following several leads to identify the person who shot security guard Kenrick Mason to death on Dec. 26. According to Territorial Police Chief Novelle Francis Jr., the homicide squad is working with the Justice Department to secure an arrest warrant for a suspect who has been positively identified.
Francis said the community response with information on the shooting has been positive.
"Officers working the case have recovered a Glock .40 caliber handgun believed to have been used in the shooting and other items that can be used as evidence in the case," he said.
He declined to provide additional details on the case because the investigation remains ongoing. Francis did say that the shooting stemmed from an attempted robbery that went awry.
He appealed to the community for information on the latest murders on St. Thomas.
"We urge persons to call the major crime unit at 715-5522 or the police emergency number 911," Francis said.