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‘Find it in your heart to come forward’- Family of murdered Erran Charles

- RVIPF detectives seek public’s assistance
34 year old Erran Charles was fatally shot at the Huntums Ghut Basketball Court on Sunday, February 3, 2019. Photo: RVIPF
Detectives from the Major Crime Investigations Team are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying those responsible for the murder of 34 year old Erran Charles, who was fatally shot at the Huntums Ghut Basketball Court on Sunday, February 3, 2019. Photo: VINO/File
Detectives from the Major Crime Investigations Team are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying those responsible for the murder of 34 year old Erran Charles, who was fatally shot at the Huntums Ghut Basketball Court on Sunday, February 3, 2019. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Detectives from the Major Crime Investigations Team are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying those responsible for the murder of 34 year old Erran Charles and injuring 17 year old Guilky Thomas.

According to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) in a press release on February 3, 2020, it was on Sunday February 3, 2019, at around 9:10pm, both victims were at the basketball court in Huntums Ghut when two unidentified persons arrived at their location and fired a number of gunshots in their direction.

“Immediately after the shots were fired 2 males were seen fleeing from the scene. Both victims sustained gunshot wounds, Erran Charles sadly died as a result of his injuries and fortunately Guilky Thomas survived.”

February marks the first anniversary of this currently undetected attack; however, detectives however, are still hopeful that members of the community may have crucial information that may assist in identifying those responsible for this “senseless shooting” and to bring closure to the grieving families.

‘Who will it be next?’

The mother of Charles also joined the RVIPF to appeal to the public for assistance.

“It’s been a year and our lives will never be the same again. We are appealing for persons with information about the homicide of my son Erran Charles, to step up and come forward. There is somebody walking around who took the life of an aspiring young man. It was my son. Who will it be next? Will it be your children, a family member?

“Please I am urging you, don’t sit by idly and wait until your homes have been shattered by the same acts of cowardly violence. It could have been your son, your loved one! Find it in your heart to come forward, any minor information that may seem irrelevant to you may be the missing clue that authorities may need to apprehend the person or persons responsible for this heinous crime.

“If you have any information that will help solve this crime and stop these forms of violence please, please, we are pleading for your help.”

Anyone with information relating to these crimes are urged to contact Detective Inspector Vernon Larocque; directly on 368-9809 or the Major Crime Investigation Team on 368-5682.

According to the RVIPF, all information will be treated with the strictest confidence.

19 Responses to “‘Find it in your heart to come forward’- Family of murdered Erran Charles”

  • z6ne (03/02/2020, 21:24) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    One of them in jail already
  • ccc (03/02/2020, 21:31) Like (42) Dislike (0) Reply
    Come on it’s time to rat out the killer
    • ? (04/02/2020, 06:39) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
      And police cant protect no one here, some of them carrying the info back out on the road on who talked, so then put your in danger as well
    • Exactly (04/02/2020, 08:59) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply

      Drop a dime because he is a marked man. Heard on the street a female was paid big money to take out those responsible because they #$%* up.

    • May as well rat (04/02/2020, 09:57) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Heard they are tracking the one on the street.
  • justice (03/02/2020, 23:38) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    Many times I have felt the pain and heartache of friends and families of those who were killed by the evil that lurks around us. But, there are also many times, where I hold onto hope that justice WILL be served to all the killers....it may not be today or tomorrow....but the day will come when justice will be served.
  • Don’t understand (04/02/2020, 08:51) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    People know and they choose not to say anything. All you have to do is write the person/s name on a paper and slip the paper with the name of the person under the victim family door and walk away. I heard on the streets that one of the person responsible is already in prison for something else and there is a hit squad looking for the other one. So if you know who this person is, you need to keep your distance just in the event they make their move on him.
  • Sure (04/02/2020, 09:50) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    In a small society like the BVIs, people know but won't come forward. That makes those who know accomplices, whether they like it or not. Not coming forward basically sends the message that we're OK with criminal behavior.
  • Wappa (04/02/2020, 10:12) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    U right on this one
  • Rat for sure (04/02/2020, 11:21) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    Q and bush nephew Reshawn ugly ass is wa do it Buh he family in the police department so we all kno how tha goin be buh any time he touch road he hut tho
    • street (04/02/2020, 11:57) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply

      School Chirren say is D..... and R........ who did it? As usual his uncle is the ....in RVIPF so nothing will come out of it.

  • Commissioner of Police (04/02/2020, 14:01) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Your police officers are the worst. All these unsolved murders they know who the killers are but refuse to help because they are getting paid to keep their mouths shut, Or its their own family members. So unfair that families have to go through the same pain every year because of greed and selfishness. #justice for all the families and these unsolved murders.
  • @Street & @ Rat (05/02/2020, 20:29) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Y’all sound very ignorant
  • @streets (05/02/2020, 21:11) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply

    Streets saying it’s a boy from Z6ne name sh**ie

  • YEP!! (06/02/2020, 13:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    We'll say as soon as police keep everything private and confidential!!


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