On July 30, at 8:16 p.m., officers on patrol in downtown Frederiksted observed a white 2019 Kia Sportage reported stolen in a robbery on July 4. Officers attempted to approach the vehicle when the driver fled the area.
After a pursuit ensued, the driver of the stolen vehicle lost control, crashing the vehicle in Estate La Grange. The suspects exited the vehicle opening fire on officers with officers returning fire, striking all four male suspects. The suspects – one 19 and three 17 years old – were transported and treated at the Juan Francisco Luis Hospital & Medical Center for injuries and gunshot wounds. Two of the minor suspects were treated and released to the custody of their parents, pending court proceedings. The other minor and adult male were admitted for further treatment.
This is a joint investigation by the Criminal Investigation and Youth Investigation Bureaus. Anyone with information about this case, please call 911, the Crime TipLine at (340) 778-4950, or Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-TIPS.