Police on the Lookout for ‘Person of Interest’ in Shooting

The Virgin Islands Police Department has issued a "Be On the Lookout," or "BOLO," bulletin for Michael "Rambo" Lewis, a person of interest in the Wednesday shooting incident on St. Thomas in which officers were targeted.

At 8:50 p.m. Wednesday, officers on routine patrol saw a vehicle that had been reported as stolen from the Cyril E. King Airport earlier that day. The officers attempted to stop the vehicle in the vicinity of Barbel Plaza, when the occupant or occupants of the stolen vehicle opened fire, striking the police unit. An additional unit was called in and attempted to intercept the stolen vehicle as it traveled up Mafolie Road and again the shots were fired at the pursuing police unit.

None of the officers were injured. The car was abandoned in the area of Agnes Fancy.

As a result of the ongoing investigation, police named Lewis, 36, as a person of interest.

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Lewis is known to frequent the Smith Bay area, Coki Beach and Water Bay Condos. He’s also been seen in the Contact Knolls area near Building 1.

Lewis is 6 feet, 1 inch tall, has a medium-brown complexion, hazel-colored eyes and black, shoulder-length dreadlocks that he might have cut off to disguise himself.

Lewis is considered to be armed and dangerous. Police advise that anyone who sees Lewis should not approach him but contact 911 immediately.

Police urged anyone knowing the whereabouts of Michael Lewis to contact the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 1-340-715-5522, the 911 emergency call center or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.

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