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Body of Shaun H. Richards yet to be released for burial

- 5 murders in 5 months; Highest ever in tiny British Overseas Territory
Mr Shaun H. Richards aka Tubby was shot on May 6, 2017 in Long Look and died days after. Photo: Team of Reporters
Mr Shaun H. Richards aka Tubby succumbed to his gunshot injuries while a patient at Peebles Hospital. Photo: Team of Reporters
Mr Shaun H. Richards aka Tubby succumbed to his gunshot injuries while a patient at Peebles Hospital. Photo: Team of Reporters
A candlelight vigil will be held for Mr Shaun H. Richards aka Tubby on May 15, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
A candlelight vigil will be held for Mr Shaun H. Richards aka Tubby on May 15, 2017. Photo: Team of Reporters
LONG LOOK, Tortola VI- It was on Saturday May 6, 2017 around 10:20 PM that 22 year old Shaun H. Richards was said to be sitting outside his home in Long Look on Tortola when a lone gunman allegedly came up to him and fired at least 2 gun shots at him.

Mr Richards, a Virgin Islander, succumbed to his injuries a few days later at Peebles Hospital.

To date, police are still conducting investigations and one man was held for questioning but was reportedly released. It is also our understanding that the body of the young man has not been released by the state for funeral arrangements.

5 murders in 5 months, VI History

Mr Richards’ murder brings to five homicides this year in the Virgin Islands (VI), which has a population of less than 35,000 people, with four from guns and one allegedly from big rocks unleashed to the head of one victim Alston E. Penn in March.

As recent as April 16, 2017, Jefferson Joseph, was gunned down near the CSY Dock in Baughers Bay.

On March 10, 2017 Ashburn A. Dawson aka ‘Ashy’ of Carrot Bay on Tortola was cut down by gun shots close to the Sunday Morning Well.

Additionally, on January 6, 2017 businessman Frankly J. Fahie was murdered by a lone gunman in Long Look.

18 Responses to “Body of Shaun H. Richards yet to be released for burial”

  • Fam (14/05/2017, 20:41) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    RIP Tubby we miss you
  • wize up (14/05/2017, 20:55) Like (8) Dislike (6) Reply
    Take some of that 1.8 million tax dollars and offer rewards(money run things)...10K is a nice start
    • My call (15/05/2017, 09:17) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      We all have a part to play in this crime matter the time has come to forget about the useless government as we do our part..parents, church, youths police etc
  • long look me come from (14/05/2017, 22:10) Like (25) Dislike (2) Reply
    This is so sad welcome back vino we missed you
  • ... (14/05/2017, 22:18) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    Wrong place at wrong time
    • wize up (15/05/2017, 09:03) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      @ ....... wrong place at wrong time OR right place but at the wrong time....I have such concerns myself because $&it happens!!!!
    • SMH (15/05/2017, 09:46) Like (26) Dislike (0) Reply
      how a man going be in his own home at the wrong place and wrong time. If he was on the street then that's something else. But if a person is not safe in their own yard, then we all in trouble.
      • wize up (15/05/2017, 15:34) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
        @ SMH: you know it(for real)...aint that some serious $&it ????(trouble is joke !!!)....these mask man and gun man will get fix !!!!
  • Fam (15/05/2017, 09:14) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    So sad that this community has all this bloodshed, I cry to see what my BVI has come young man nobody deserve that kind of death
  • weed (15/05/2017, 09:18) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Long Look again?
  • in the news (15/05/2017, 09:22) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    Am indeed saddened by the course of violence occurring here in the BVI! Where is the so called UK police? What has the new Commissioner done that others have not?
    • wize up (15/05/2017, 18:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ in the news: when I asked such questions some folks think that I have something against the police: the opposition members quick to stand in the sittings and beat up on the current administration BUT not one of them speak about a plan to fix crimes or questions the commissioners BUT the local politicians are put on full blast for poor leadership
  • Curious (15/05/2017, 13:48) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    End this Tola War Deman!!!!!!
  • voter (15/05/2017, 19:47) Like (6) Dislike (7) Reply
    A clean and streamlined BVIslander is what is needed to be the Police Commissioner; is that too much to ask. I hope in my lifetime
    • wize up (16/05/2017, 06:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ Voter: I agree with you because as a people we were going in that direction(malone/frazer) In walks the NDP a Administration and suddenly our folks are no good enough to move this territory forward......
  • Blood of Christ (24/05/2017, 20:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The cross

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