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Unknown Gunman Fires at Police

V.I. Police Officer Kendelth Wharton was driving on patrol Friday night when a single shot was fired at his car, shattering a window.

Wharton was not injured.

According to the V.I. Police Department, the shooting too place at 11:56 p.m. Friday.

Wharton heard the shot fired while driving on Veterans Drive, in the area of the Water and Power pump-house. The single shot shattered the vehicle’s front passenger side window. Wharton continued driving and notified the dispatcher of the situation.

Several units conducted a search of Beltjen Road and the surrounding areas but were unable to find anything, and the incident will be followed up by the VIPD Investigation Bureau.

Anyone with information can phone 911 or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477. Information provided will be kept in the strictest confidence.

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