81.7 F
Charlotte Amalie
Sunday, June 23, 2024
HomeNewsArchivesMan Killed at Kennedy Housing Community

Man Killed at Kennedy Housing Community

Oct. 28, 2004 – Israel Correa, a 28-year-old Christensted area resident, was found by V.I. Police and emergency personnel early Thursday at the John F. Kennedy Housing Community with fatal gunshot wounds, according to Police Commissioner Elton Lewis.
A report of discharging of shots in the housing community was received through the emergency 911 system at approximately 12:35 a.m. Thursday. Police were also informed "that a male was found lying on the ground in the vicinity of Building 12 of the housing community with some type of injuries about the body," Lewis said in a press release.
Police officers and Emergency Medical Services personnel arrived at the scene shortly thereafter. EMS personnel determined Correa had died as a result of his wounds.
According to information provided and witness statements, Correa "was sitting outside in the vicinity of Building 12 with other residents, and, as they proceeded inside, gunshots were heard. Residents went back outside only to find Mr. Correa lying face up on the ground with what appeared to blood about his body and on the ground where he had fallen," Lewis said.
Police investigators are working to determine motive and perpetrator. Lewis and Territorial Chief Novelle Francis are appealing to the public to come forward with any information that might help. Please contact the Criminal Investigation Bureaus in St. Croix at 778-2211, ext. 4531or 4535, or call 911. Information is confidential.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.

Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.