Nov. 25, 2002 – Public pleas by the Police Department for help from the community apparently paid off, as tips were received that led officers to apprehend and charge a suspect in the Nov. 17 drive-by shooting death of Glenroy "Heavy" Farrell in the Estate Contentment area.
Police Chief Novelle Francis confirmed Monday night that police arrested 23-year-old Daniel Ambrose, of the John F. Kennedy housing community, early Friday morning. Francis said authorities believe the motive for the shooting was probably retaliation for an earlier incident.
Over the last two weeks, police have been looking for suspects in a series of drive-by shootings on St. Croix, one of which left Farrell dead after he stopped at a Queen Mary Highway intersection. According to police reports, Farrell was driving west with a teen-age female passenger and an 8-year-old child. At the intersection, a cream-colored truck pulled alongside his black BMW and fired four shots at him, hitting him once in the left arm and once in the back.
Francis said community support led police to make the arrest, and he said tips about some of St. Croix's 22 other homicides so far this year continue to come in.
Unable to post $500,000 bail, Ambrose was remanded to the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility. Francis said police are still searching for the driver of the truck.
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