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Man Shot Friday Morning Near Fort Frederik Beach

Oct. 6, 2006 — A 24-year-old man was struck by gunfire early Friday morning near Fort Frederik Beach, adjacent to the Terrance martin Softball Field, in Frederiksted. According to police spokeswoman Shawna K. Richards, the unidentified victim was shot in the leg and groin area by unknown assailants, who fired on the victim as he was walking with a female acquaintance.
Richards said at approximately 1:30 a.m. Friday, the victim and a female acquaintance were walking near the beach when they observed a vehicle, which passed them several times and then disappeared. After the vehicle came back and stopped, three males with guns and coverings on their faces exited the vehicle and began shooting at the victim.
The victim, who was struck in the leg and the groin area, ran toward the beach and jumped into the water. He waited in the water until he observed the gunmen leave the area. The victim then exited the water and caught a ride to his home in Estate Prosperity. He was subsequently taken to the hospital where he was admitted for further observation.
The female, who was not injured, left the area in the victim's vehicle and called police.
The victim's name has not been released.
In other VIPD news, police reported that a burglar was apprehended by a home owner during a break-in. Richards said at approximately 8:49 p.m. Thursday, Glenn Deazle, 39, broke in the front door and entered a residence at South Gate.
The male resident, whose wife and children were also present in the home, struck the burglar with a golf club and detained him until police arrived. Deazle was arrested on charges of second-degree burglary. Bail was set at $50,000.

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