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Second Suspect, 18, Arrested in November Murder

Police detectives on St. Thomas Friday arrested a second suspect in the Nov. 30 murder of 22-year-old Aquil Abdullah, according to a V.I. Police Department statement.

Jamoi Corraspe, 18, was arrested on a warrant issued by the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands.

Abdullah was murdered at about 4 a.m. Nov. 30 in the parking lot of the Jaguars Nightclub. Police said the victim had been involved in an altercation with one or more people and was shot several times. Also injured in the shooting was Jeffory Jeffers, who was shot in his right foot.

Corraspe, arrested Friday, was charged with first-degree murder and held without bail pending his advise of rights hearing.

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Police said Corraspe was positively identified from a photo array as one of the suspects that approached the victim. According to witnesses, Abdullah pushed Corraspe away and shots were fired, resulting in his death. Forensic results revealed that three different handguns were used in connection with this homicide, police said.

Corraspe was also arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree assault, aggravated child abuse, reckless endangerment and using a firearm in the commission of a crime for the non-fatal shooting of a 17-year-old minor near Mandela Circle.

The first suspect in the shooting, 18-year-old Lorn Vern Henley, was arrested hours after the murder at about 11:30 the same day. He has been charged with first-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of use of a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence, unauthorized possession of a firearm, reckless endangerment and possession of ammunition. He is being held without bail.

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Police detectives on St. Thomas Friday arrested a second suspect in the Nov. 30 murder of 22-year-old Aquil Abdullah, according to a V.I. Police Department statement.

Jamoi Corraspe, 18, was arrested on a warrant issued by the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands.

Abdullah was murdered at about 4 a.m. Nov. 30 in the parking lot of the Jaguars Nightclub. Police said the victim had been involved in an altercation with one or more people and was shot several times. Also injured in the shooting was Jeffory Jeffers, who was shot in his right foot.

Corraspe, arrested Friday, was charged with first-degree murder and held without bail pending his advise of rights hearing.

Police said Corraspe was positively identified from a photo array as one of the suspects that approached the victim. According to witnesses, Abdullah pushed Corraspe away and shots were fired, resulting in his death. Forensic results revealed that three different handguns were used in connection with this homicide, police said.

Corraspe was also arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree assault, aggravated child abuse, reckless endangerment and using a firearm in the commission of a crime for the non-fatal shooting of a 17-year-old minor near Mandela Circle.

The first suspect in the shooting, 18-year-old Lorn Vern Henley, was arrested hours after the murder at about 11:30 the same day. He has been charged with first-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of use of a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence, unauthorized possession of a firearm, reckless endangerment and possession of ammunition. He is being held without bail.