A 17-year-old male identified by next of kin as Jurvelle Marquell Felixien was killed while riding his bike Tuesday morning in Estate Whim, the V.I. Police Department reported.
According to police, at 11:46 a.m. Tuesday the 911 call center received a report of shots fired in Estate Whim in Frederiksted. Officers responded and discovered an unresponsive male individual, later identified as Felixien, lying on the roadway with his bicycle.
Preliminary investigation revealed that he was riding his bicycle when a vehicle approached at a high rate of speed, firing shots at the victim while he was riding his bicycle, police said.
Medical attendants on the scene were unable to find any vital signs on the victim. He was transported to the Juan F. Luis Hospital morgue.
Police urged anyone with information about the crime to contact the Criminal Investigations Bureau at 340-778-2211, the 911 call center, or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, 1-800-222-8477 (1-800-222-TIPS).
Tips submitted to Crime Stoppers that result in the resolution of a case can make the caller eligible for an anonymous cash reward.
Editor’s note: This story has been edited since posting to give the correct time of the incident, which was incorrectly reported by the police. The Source regrets the error.