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Police Charge Campo Rico Man with Firing at Officers

Early Friday the V.I. Police arrested Charles Frazer, 26 of Campo Rico, on charges that he opened fire on officers.

According to the VIPD, at 7 a.m., March 19, police arrested Frazer and charged him with attempted murder, first-degree reckless endangerment, aiming and discharging a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, carrying a firearm openly or concealed, and possession of ammunition.

Officers of the Criminal Investigation and Special Operations Bureaus executed a search warrant at a residence in Estate Campo Rico. Police said that during the execution of the warrant, an occupant in the residence, later identified as Frazer, discharged one round through his bedroom door, striking an officer’s ballistic entry shield. No one was hurt in the incident. The firearm used in the shooting was confiscated and a search of the bedroom produced firearm magazines loaded with ammunition. Bail for Frazer was set at $100,000, which he was not able to post. He was turned over to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections, pending his advice of rights hearing.

Sidney Elskoe, St. Croix District Chief of Police, expressed concern about the incident and expressed relief that no one was injured. He also commended his officers’ restraint in the incident.

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“Our officers displayed an amazing amount of control, choosing not to return fire after the suspect who fired on them,” Chief Elkoe said.

Detectives urge anyone who has information on any open cases to call 911, the Crime TipLine at 340-778-4950, or anonymously and confidentially at Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-TIPS.

 

 

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Early Friday the V.I. Police arrested Charles Frazer, 26 of Campo Rico, on charges that he opened fire on officers. According to the VIPD, at 7 a.m., March 19, police arrested Frazer and charged him with attempted murder, first-degree reckless endangerment, aiming and discharging a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, carrying a firearm openly or concealed, and possession of ammunition. Officers of the Criminal Investigation and Special Operations Bureaus executed a search warrant at a residence in Estate Campo Rico. Police said that during the execution of the warrant, an occupant in the residence, later identified as Frazer, discharged one round through his bedroom door, striking an officer’s ballistic entry shield. No one was hurt in the incident. The firearm used in the shooting was confiscated and a search of the bedroom produced firearm magazines loaded with ammunition. Bail for Frazer was set at $100,000, which he was not able to post. He was turned over to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections, pending his advice of rights hearing. Sidney Elskoe, St. Croix District Chief of Police, expressed concern about the incident and expressed relief that no one was injured. He also commended his officers’ restraint in the incident. “Our officers displayed an amazing amount of control, choosing not to return fire after the suspect who fired on them,” Chief Elkoe said. Detectives urge anyone who has information on any open cases to call 911, the Crime TipLine at 340-778-4950, or anonymously and confidentially at Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-TIPS.