Man arrested & released in Jefferson Joseph's murder
Mr Joseph, 41, was gunned down on the morning of April 16, 2017 after leaving a night club in the area of CSY Dock located in Baughers Bay, on the main island of Tortola.
After being questioned today, the man was released without charges by detectives and is no longer a suspect in the crime, according to the same police sources.
Police appeal to public for info
Meanwhile, the RVIPF Major Crime Team is asking the public for information that could help in the murder investigation of Mr Joseph of Mountain Valley, Huntums Ghut.
According to a police press release today, April 18, 2017 initial inquiries suggest that on Sunday Morning just before 4:00 AM, Joseph and a female companion had left a nightclub close to the CSY Dock and was about to leave in his vehicle when shots were fired. Joseph was pronounced dead at the scene. His female companion was treated at hospital and discharged.
Police further said a crane service was sought to lift Mr Joseph’s vehicle which had gone over a road barrier following the shooting incident.
Persons with information can contact the Major Crime Team directly at 368-5682 or the RVIPF Intelligence Unit at 368-9339.
4th homicide in VI for 2017
Mr Joseph’s gruesome shooting death during the early morning hours of April 16, 2017 brings to four the number of persons killed on Tortola this year. It was on January 6, 2017 that businessman Frankly J. Fahie was murdered by a lone gunman in Long Look.
On the morning of March 10, 2017 Alston E. Penn was beaten to death allegedly with rocks in the Windy Hill area of Tortola.
On March 10, 2017 Ashburn A. Dawson aka ‘Ashy’ of Carrot Bay on Tortola was gunned down close to the Sunday Morning Well.
Police have made one arrest in the murder of Mr Penn.
There remain over twenty five unsolved murders in the British Overseas Territory of less than forty thousand people.