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Late Night Christiansted Shooting Caught on Camera

July 13, 2004 – St. Croix Police Tuesday arrested two suspects in a shooting incident that occurred about 2 a.m. Sunday in front of the Moonraker lounge on Queen Cross Street in Christiansted. It also, apparently, occurred in front of a security camera.
Deputy Police Chief Herminio Velazquez said that warrants were executed on Rahede Teague, 23, of Bassin Triangle, and Darnel Harve, 18, of Constitutional Hill.
Velazquez said Teague was the suspected shooter and is charged with assault in the first degree and the unauthorized use of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. Harve was charged with third-degree assault.
Velazquez said that the victim was taken to Juan F. Luis Hospital, where he underwent surgery for a gunshot wound in the lower abdomen.
The investigation is ongoing, according to Velazquez. He added that the police work has been aided so far by the fact that the whole event was caught on tape by a security camera. He said the altercation, the shooting and the aftermath are all on tape.

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July 13, 2004 – St. Croix Police Tuesday arrested two suspects in a shooting incident that occurred about 2 a.m. Sunday in front of the Moonraker lounge on Queen Cross Street in Christiansted. It also, apparently, occurred in front of a security camera.
Deputy Police Chief Herminio Velazquez said that warrants were executed on Rahede Teague, 23, of Bassin Triangle, and Darnel Harve, 18, of Constitutional Hill.
Velazquez said Teague was the suspected shooter and is charged with assault in the first degree and the unauthorized use of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. Harve was charged with third-degree assault.
Velazquez said that the victim was taken to Juan F. Luis Hospital, where he underwent surgery for a gunshot wound in the lower abdomen.
The investigation is ongoing, according to Velazquez. He added that the police work has been aided so far by the fact that the whole event was caught on tape by a security camera. He said the altercation, the shooting and the aftermath are all on tape.

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