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Police Identify Two of Three Friday Homicide Victims

Police officers, St. Thomas Rescue and employees of the Medical Examiner’s Office secure the scene in Estate Fortuna, where 38-year-old Donald George was found dead of a gunshot wound. (VIPD Photo by Emmet Prevost/All Ah We TV)
Police officers block the scene in Smith Bay, where two men were shot and killed. (VIPD Photo by Danny Derima/Clear Touch Imaging)

The V.I. Police Department on Sunday identified two of the three men who died in three separate shootings that took place Friday afternoon and night.

The police did not suggest the three incidents were in any way connected, sending out separate news releases on each incident. The VIPD recorded a news briefing on the day of violence and posted it on the department’s Facebook page.

The first incident took place at approximately 2:51 p.m., Friday, at Coki Point. Officers found a man who had received multiple gunshot wounds. The victim in that case was taken to the Schneider Regional Medical Center by ambulance and was reported Friday to be in serious condition. There has been no update on his condition since then.

At approximately 6:27 p.m., Friday, officers responded to a report of a man down in Estate Fortuna near the food van. Upon arrival at the scene, officers found an unresponsive Black male with a gunshot wound. The male victim was identified as Donald George, age 38 of Estate Fortuna. He was declared dead upon arrival by emergency medical technicians.

At approximately 11:20 p.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center was contacted by a concerned citizen who reported hearing multiple shots being fired and a male down in Smith Bay. At the scene, officers found two gunshot victims in the area.

The first male victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds about his body. Emergency medical technicians on the scene checked the male for vitals and discovered that he did not have any signs of life.

The man was identified by family members as 42-year-old Camille W. King Jr.

The second male victim also suffered multiple gunshot wounds about his body. He was transported to the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center via ambulance for treatment, but he succumbed to his injuries a short time later. The identity of this victim is being withheld, pending notification of next of kin.

St. Thomas/St. John District Chief of Police Steven Phillip encouraged the community to come forward with information. He urged anyone with information about these incidents to contact police by calling 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-774-2211, or the anonymous tip service Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477 (1-800-222-TIPS).

Reports to Crime Stoppers that help resolve a crime can earn the caller an anonymous cash reward.

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