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Paraquita Bay shooter a prime suspect in Tyrone Thomas' murder

- remanded to prison
Dee Dijion Hodge was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) when he appeared before Magistrate Christilyn Benjamin on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, for the Paraquita Bay shooting incident on Friday, January 3 2020, which left him nursing a gunshot wound to his abdomen. Photo: VINO
Dee Dijion Hodge is the prime suspect in the homicide of his former business partner Tyrone Thomas (in photo) on October 22, 2018. Photo: Team of Reporters
Dee Dijion Hodge is the prime suspect in the homicide of his former business partner Tyrone Thomas (in photo) on October 22, 2018. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Dee Dijion Hodge was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) when he made his maiden appearance before Magistrate Christilyn Benjamin on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, for the Paraquita Bay shooting incident on Friday, January 3, 2020, which left him nursing a gunshot wound to his abdomen.

Hodge, 28 of Fat Hog’s Bay was on a $100,000 bond at the high court for another incident. He is the prime suspect in the homicide of his former business partner Tyrone Thomas on October 22, 2018.

The defendant was found to be in violation of the conditions of his bond and the prosecution objected to bail. This was further supported by Magistrate Benjamin, who agreed that the allegations are serious.

Two charges dropped

Hodge was charged with three offences, namely possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, unlawful possession of explosives and resisting arrest.

He was previously charged with five offences: unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a firearm without a license, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, resisting arrest, and assault on police, according to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force information department.

The reason behind the fewer charges was not revealed at the court.

Defendent was allegedly shot with own gun

The prosecution said the shooting occurred at about 11:00 pm in the vicinity of Bouncer’s Bar in Paraquita Bay, on Tortola during a quarrel between the defendant and another man wearing dreadlocks.

According to the Virtual Complainant (VC), Officer Ricardo Johnson, he was seated inside his vehicle when he noticed the two men arrive in separate vehicles in the area.

The officer was previously inside the F&S Nightclub, dressed in civilian clothing and decided to go to his vehicle to make a telephone call.

While there, he noticed the defendant poking the other man who appeared to be calm during a conversation.

The defendant then returned to the white Mazda car that he came in and retrieved a gun. He then allegedly pushed the other man and pointed the gun in his direction and continued to speak loudly.

Seeing the defendant was armed, the other man held the defendant’s hand which was holding the gun and during the fight, a single shot was fired, and it made contact with the defendant in his abdomen, prosecutors said.

'Officer, the man shot me'

The officer, who said he was in fear for his life, decided to intervene and end the fight when he shouted ‚Äėarmed police!‚Äô¬†

The other man left the area, and the defendant was told that he would be arrested for the offence.

‚ÄúOfficer, the man shot me,‚ÄĚ was his response, before he returned to the vehicle and headed to the Dr D. Orlando Smith hospital for medical attention.

When the police arrived, they received the gun that was used during the shooting and one shell casing of the bullet that was discharged.

They also received surveillance of the incident from the nightclub.

Hodge was then charged for the offences; however, when he was interviewed by police with his lawyer Reynela Rawlins present; he did not make any comments.

The accused is to return to court on March 5, 2020, when he is expected to enter a plea to the charges laid against him.

20 Responses to ‚ÄúParaquita Bay shooter a prime suspect in Tyrone Thomas' murder‚ÄĚ

  • future looking bleak (09/01/2020, 08:37) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    Hodgie bwoy you're heading down a slippery slope
    • Hmm (09/01/2020, 15:13) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      i think he gave up on life. the only way to extend his life is jail.
  • The Streets (09/01/2020, 08:46) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
    Hope he is protected up in the lion’s den because the street was about to clap back October 22 2018 throw down style for sure.
  • Steve (09/01/2020, 09:04) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    And his Mudda S---T have the nerve to be smiling? I hope Karma remember this IDIOT! No sympathy for those who have no regard for other peoples lives.
  • live (09/01/2020, 09:42) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    sad sad but hope he rats
  • .... (09/01/2020, 11:01) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    tape like he using his product something aint level with him
  • strupz (09/01/2020, 13:25) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    did the police investigate?
  • Touche (09/01/2020, 13:45) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Tyrone Thomas....Mr. T...get it?
  • lol (09/01/2020, 14:03) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    VINO stop misleading the jury
  • look (09/01/2020, 15:14) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    that guy has breasts?
    • @Look (09/01/2020, 18:30) Like (2) Dislike (9) Reply
      Yes he has breasts, the kind of "feminized" weed they be smokin promotes breast growth and female tendencies in our young men. Thats why they cant control themselves actin like women and being loud.
      • ... (10/01/2020, 02:07) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
        UM what? https://greencamp.com/feminized-seeds/

        That has nothing to do with any "female" tendencies expressed in humans, unlike the chicken everyone is eating day in and day out packed with estrogen.

        Most ignorant cannabis comment of 2020.
        • um (11/01/2020, 09:17) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
          Marijuana smoking produces ANTI-ANDROGENS, this causes excess estrogen production. yall let the ppl who benefit from the sales of weed give yall information with all kinda holes in it.
        • um (11/01/2020, 09:18) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
          Marijuana smoking produces ANTI-ANDROGENS, this causes excess estrogen production while suppressing testosterone. yall let the ppl who benefit from the sales of weed give yall information with all kinda holes in it.
  • Papa man (09/01/2020, 16:17) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply

    tu mejor en la c√°rcel mi amigo ... te estaba mirando

  • cheddar (09/01/2020, 18:21) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    the real cheddar bob has shot his self....no 8miles no script#real life....
  • lol (10/01/2020, 06:25) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    No baddy don't tax man chain in Tola?
  • Wow (11/01/2020, 16:02) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    They have ppl like them on the streets giving them bail while ppl for petty crimes cant get bail
  • Executioner (14/01/2020, 20:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Stop dry snitching.......talktola people
  • Wow (01/02/2020, 22:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    You mean to tell me that man went to the hospital WITH the gun and shell? Lol, no man!


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