The victim was identified by next of kin as Rabbhi D. Mouqette. It was the 12th homicide on St. Croix since the beginning of the year, the 22nd in the territory. (The Source does not include suicide or vehicular homicides in its count, as the police and other outlets do.)
According to the VIPD, at about 7:47 p.m. Sunday citizens called the 911 emergency center to report shots fired at Queen Mary Highway in Estate Castle Coakley in the vicinity of the American Red Cross. Officers responded and discovered an unresponsive black male individual with multiple gunshots wounds to the body.
The Criminal Investigations Bureau urged anyone with information to contact detectives at the CIB TIP-LINE, 469-475-3871, 340-778-2211, the 911 call center, or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477 (1-800-222-TIPS).
Editor’s note: The story has been corrected after posting to correct the name of the vic tim, which was misspelled in the original news release. The Source regrets the error.