Police did not release the name of the victim, in accordance with department police.
The male victim told police he was walking on Hams Bluff Road when a small white vehicle approached. Two armed masked men exited the vehicle and approached him and demanded everything he had. A struggle ensued between the victim and one of the suspects over possession of his cell phone. The suspect brandished a handgun, pointed it at the victim’s head and fired one shot, which did not strike the victim. The suspects then took the victim’s cell phone and his backpack, which contained personal documents, then left the area in their vehicle.
Police urged anyone with information that will lead to the arrest of these suspects to call 911, the Crime TipLine at 340-778-4950, or Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477.