An employee of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, 33-year-old Akil Greig, was shot and killed Friday morning at the BMV, the V.I. Police Department reported.
It was the 15th homicide on St. Thomas since the first of the year, the 31st in the territory.
According to police, officers were called to the scene at about 11 a.m. The preliminary investigation showed that Greig was shot inside the inspector’s lounge located in the shed behind the vehicle inspection area.
Police said Greig was involved in a confrontation with another man when he was shot. Witnesses said the suspect exited the lounge and got into a BMW and left the area. Police said witnesses indicated that the confrontation was about personal matters and was not connected with Grieg’s job.
Major Crime detectives are investigating the case. Anyone with any additional information regarding the shooting can call detectives at 642-8449, the 911 emergency call center, or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.