One Dead, One Charged In Separate Shootings

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By Sonje Greenidge, Journalist

Updated 2:49 PM AST, Fri Aug 05, 2022

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(PLTM) - Officers of the Major Crime Team are currently investigating the circumstances which led to the fatal wounding of Jason Potter Jr. late last night near to the Greenland Cricket Field.

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It is reported that officers of the Armed Response Team and the East End Division arrived at the scene after 10 p.m and found the 22 year old Greenland on the ground unresponsive. He was later pronounced dead.

This incident comes only a few days after 18 year old Reaquan Garraway allegedly used a firearm in the Long Bush area outside of a nightclub club, resulting in one female bystander being injured.

Subsequently, Garraway of Mount Healthy “was charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, carrying a firearm without a license and unlawful possession of explosives”, according to a release by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

Given the frequency in gun violence, Commissioner of Police Mark Collin has appealed to the public to disclose information about the illegal possession of firearms to reduce the amount of gun violence in the Territory.

“We are making headway in charging those who are shooting or in possession of guns but this, unfortunately, is not always in time to prevent injury or the loss of life. We need the public’s assistance in identifying persons who are keeping or carrying these deadly weapons. The next life saved could be yours or a loved one close to you,” he stated.

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Persons who may have information on last night’s fatal shooting are asked to contact the RVIPF Intelligence Unit at 368-9339.

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Halli
The place is just like the US. Shootings on the rise.
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