Two homicides, one on St. Thomas and another on St. Croix, were listed as Crimes of the Week by the anonymous tip service Crime Stoppers USVI. Information that leads to the resolution of Crime of the Week cases can make the tipster eligible for an anonymous reward.
ST. THOMAS: At about 4:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, units from the Criminal Investigation Bureau traveled to the rear of Giant Gas Station in Estate Thomas in response to a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, the officers found a black male, later identified as Elroy Riera, lying on his back with what appeared to be blood on his clothing from multiple gunshot wounds about his body. Riera was transported to the Schneider Regional Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries.
ST. CROIX: A citizen came into the Francis Command Police Station in Frederiksted to make a missing person report on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2018, . Officers then made a welfare check at the victim’s apartment at Mutual Homes Housing Grove Place, where they discovered the body of 29-year-old Akuojo J. Jackman in the apartment’s living room with several gunshots wounds to the body. Officers also discovered that Jackman’s vehicle, a blue Mazda 3, was missing from the parking lot of the victim’s apartment building.
Anyone with information on the Crime of The Week cases or any other crime can call Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477 (1-800-222-TIPS), or submit a tip online at www.P3tips.com or www.crimestoppersvi.org. Callers will be issued a confidential PIN and are encouraged to check back frequently for reward eligibility. Information that leads to the resolution of a crime can qualify the caller for an anonymous cash reward.