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Police Arrest Suspect in June 29 STX Shooting

At 12:23 a.m. Saturday, police arrested Manuel “Matatan” Davis, age 23 of Williams Delight. Davis was wanted in the June 29 shooting of a male victim near the Ruby Rouss Housing Community.

According to police, Davis was seen driving a white Jeep Cherokee in the Watergut area. Officers found the vehicle a short time later in the vicinity of Sharkey’s Baitstand and attempted a traffic stop, but Davis did not stop. After a brief pursuit, officers apprehended Davis in Sion Hill and reportedly found him in possession of a loaded firearm magazine. A subsequent search of the surrounding area where he was apprehended revealed a loaded firearm, police said.

Davis was charged with attempted murder, third-degree assault, unauthorized possession of firearm, discharging or aiming a firearm, and first-degree reckless endangerment.

His bail for those charges was set at $500,000, with no 10 percent provision. He was also arrested and charged separately with unauthorized possession of a firearm. His bail on that charge was set at $50,000, no 10-percent provision. Unable to post bail, Davis was turned over to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending his advice of rights hearing.

St. Croix District Chief of Police Sidney Elskoe thanked the community for the information that led to Davis’ capture, and commended the officers who worked to apprehend Davis.

“Fighting crime is a partnership between the community and the VIPD. If you see or know something about a crime, do the right thing and say something to us,” Elskoe said.

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