Crime prevention is up to all of us. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what law enforcement needs to solve the following cases.
St. Croix: On July 9, 2013, 28-year-old Kenya Lawrence and her 7-year-old son, Devontae Charles, were brutally gunned down in their Estate Glynn home. At about 2 p.m. emergency dispatchers received a call reporting shots fired in the residential area on the northern side of Estate Glynn. Within 10 minutes a subsequent call reported that two injured individuals had been found in the home. According to the report, Lawrence and Devontae were in the home along with her 2-year-old twins. The toddlers were not physically harmed in the incident.
St. John: On April 13 at about 5:15 p.m. officers were dispatched to Pine Peace regarding shots being fired. Officers were informed that there was the shooting victim at Myrah Keating Clinic. The officers found that the victim had a single gunshot wound to his upper right thigh. The victim stated that while walking in the area, he heard gunfire and ran to a nearby store. It was not until after he exited the store that he realized he had been shot. The victim did not see who did the shooting and was transported to Schneider Regional Medical Center on St. Thomas for further medical treatment.
St. Thomas: On April 11 officers were dispatched to Estate Thomas regarding a robbery. The victim stated that at approximately 11:45 a.m. while sitting on the porch, an unknown male approached, pointed a gun, and then snatched the victim’s gold chain from the neck and removed a gold watch from the wrist. The suspect then left the porch and walked down the road heading south. The victim stated the suspect was wearing a red cloth around his face. The victim was unable to identify him.
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