Crime of the Week Puts Spotlight on Two Recent Murders

Two recent homicides, one on St. Thomas and one 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 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, at approximately 11:30 p.m., central dispatch received a call of shots fired in the area of Oswald Harris Court on St. Thomas. Units from the Richard N. Callwood Command along with units from the Criminal Investigation Bureau traveled to Oswald Harris Court and located a vehicle with two unresponsive males inside. The men appeared to have sustained multiple gunshot wounds about their bodies. Emergency medical technicians, who were on scene, concluded that the males did not have any vital signs. The victims were identified by next of kin as 23-year-old Carlos Ingles and 25-year-old Endry Montero Bacili.

St. Croix – At about 7:45 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 2020, the 911 emergency call center was notified of shots fired in Estate Barren Spot on St. Croix. At the scene, VIPD officers discovered a vehicle in the roadway and the driver had several gunshot wounds to the body.

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The driver of the vehicle, later identified as 23-year-old Luis Perez of Castle Burke, was transported to the Gov. Juan F. Luis Memorial Hospital for treatment, and later succumbed to his injuries.

These incidents are being investigated by the VIPD Major Crime Unit.

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.

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