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Smith Bay Shooting Victim Dies on New Years Eve

One of the four victims injured during the shooting incident Sunday in Smith Bay died of his injuries Thursday, making him the 46th homicide victim in the territory during 2020.

The victim was identified by family members as 33-year-old Delroy Venzen Jr.

Reportedly, he was in a physical altercation with an unknown Black male when he was shot. Venzen died at about 1:26 p.m. on Dec. 31. Along with being the territory’s 46th homicide victim of 2020, he was the 19th homicide victim on St. Thomas, according to the Source homicide list.*

Detectives are still seeking information regarding this incident. If you know what happened or who discharged the shots, you are urged to contact police by calling 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-774-2211 extension 5579, or the anonymous tip services, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477 (1-800-222-TIPS).

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*The Source homicide list is based on V.I. Police Department reports, but unlike the police list or homicide lists of other media, the Source does not list suicides or vehicular homicides, which can create a difference in the number of incidents reported.

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One of the four victims injured during the shooting incident Sunday in Smith Bay died of his injuries Thursday, making him the 46th homicide victim in the territory during 2020. The victim was identified by family members as 33-year-old Delroy Venzen Jr. Reportedly, he was in a physical altercation with an unknown Black male when he was shot. Venzen died at about 1:26 p.m. on Dec. 31. Along with being the territory's 46th homicide victim of 2020, he was the 19th homicide victim on St. Thomas, according to the Source homicide list.* Detectives are still seeking information regarding this incident. If you know what happened or who discharged the shots, you are urged to contact police by calling 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-774-2211 extension 5579, or the anonymous tip services, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477 (1-800-222-TIPS). *The Source homicide list is based on V.I. Police Department reports, but unlike the police list or homicide lists of other media, the Source does not list suicides or vehicular homicides, which can create a difference in the number of incidents reported.