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Unsolved: Police still hunting ‘Bushman’ killer/s

-Seeking public assistance for information surrounding 2015 murder of David N. James
Four years after his death, detectives from the Major Crime Investigations Team at the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is still seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the perpetrator/s responsible for the murder of 28-year-old David N. James aka ‘Bushman’. Photo: VINO/File
The RVIPF noted that detectives remain hopeful that members of the community may have crucial information to assist in identifying those responsible for the 'senseless shooting' and to bring some closure to the grieving families. Photo: VINO/File
The RVIPF noted that detectives remain hopeful that members of the community may have crucial information to assist in identifying those responsible for the 'senseless shooting' and to bring some closure to the grieving families. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Four years after his death, detectives from the Major Crime Investigations Team at the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) are still seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the perpetrator/s responsible for the murder of 28-year-old David N. James aka ‘Bushman’.

The then youth was gunned down at his Free Bottom residence around 9:30 pm on December 7, 2015, in what would have been the 2nd homicide for that year.

According to RVIPF information, on December 7, 2015, the victim was at his residence when an unknown person, possibly known to the victim, shot him and fled the scene.

“Witnesses revealed that an unknown male was seen fleeing the scene shortly after the shots were heard. The victim was found by family members and rushed to the Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. This month marks the fourth year anniversary of the incident,” the Force said in a December 20, 2019, release.

Detectives still hopeful

The RVIPF noted that detectives remain hopeful that members of the community may have crucial information to assist in identifying those responsible for the 'senseless shooting' and to bring some closure to the grieving families.

They are asking that anyone with information relating to these crimes, to contact Detective Inspector Vernon Larocque; directly via 368-9809 or the Major Crime Investigation Team on 368-5682.

Back in 2015, the police executed two search warrants and arrested two men and one woman for questioning in relation to the murder of James.

During the course of the searches, officers recovered a firearm, ammunition and a small quantity of drugs.

26 Responses to “Unsolved: Police still hunting ‘Bushman’ killer/s ”

  • RIP Brother (21/12/2019, 11:04) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    Forever missed and loved by your friends and family
  • reaper (21/12/2019, 11:14) Like (12) Dislike (23) Reply

    You reap what you sow 

    • @ reaper (21/12/2019, 12:56) Like (1) Dislike (9) Reply

      Talking sh*t this is an innocent man gun down but god is good bush killer will get his

      • Mr or ms hush (21/12/2019, 16:53) Like (12) Dislike (5) Reply
        Cant be innocent and walking around with an illegal firearm, didn't know the dread head was law enforcement, ohh snap forgot his peeps was running the force that's why he didn't spend 1 day behind bars
    • Lockie (22/12/2019, 01:54) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Amen! Nevertheless someone isn't paying for a crime...
    • no ғυмa (23/01/2020, 14:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      нυѕн yoυr вιg dυмв ѕнell ғιѕн мdѕ
  • Info (21/12/2019, 12:27) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    Since you have information how about you go to the police instead of talking smack.
  • Truth (21/12/2019, 13:23) Like (7) Dislike (7) Reply
    In this life, a person does reap what they sow. One cannot sow evil and reap good. Sow evil reap evil. Sow good reap good.
  • lol (21/12/2019, 15:36) Like (3) Dislike (8) Reply

    Y’all talking a wack a ****.. About someone y’all really don’t know ... I think y’all should mind your business maybe you would reach further in life

  • Wow (21/12/2019, 16:55) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    so 2 mothers mourning now then?
  • justice (21/12/2019, 17:05) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply

    We all know why he was killed

  • Dominica (21/12/2019, 17:58) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    His killer will be found time longer than twin
    • haiti (21/12/2019, 21:33) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Dominica yo sound stupid go and clean up roses yo oldbear ain't strong four years
  • It is what it is (21/12/2019, 18:03) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply

    When S**t goes down like that, it is called street justice. Sorry to say, plenty people know what the dilly o is but they refuse to say anything because... 

  • smell (21/12/2019, 21:12) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply

    I smell a M****n somewhere He already in prison

  • Heap of it. (22/12/2019, 06:20) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Five type of Gun killingnd ...1/ Accident/Mistake. 2/ Revenge. 3 Conflict / Reige. 4/ Robbery. 5. Deception / Disrespectful /Lies.. His death must be one of those 5. Take your pick.
  • Boo boo & buzz buzz (22/12/2019, 07:27) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    R.I.P bush
  • More than likely (22/12/2019, 09:51) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    His killer or someone connected is right up on the hill. Then another source said the killer some how manage to slip out of the prison and kill bush on the order of........ Some also say his killing was a contract hit. That is why if you involve in any type of drama you have to go ghost. This place is not like the States where you can get in your car and drive to another State .
  • @More than likely (22/12/2019, 13:01) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I was hearing the same thing. That the killer is up in the prison. He slip out through the fence did the dew and then slip back in the prison. That is what the prison get for having a house yard fence . They need to build a 6foot wall fence around the prison.People be saying they see certain people that is in jail at certain places during the night. How is that possible when the certain people is locked up?
  • them (22/12/2019, 23:26) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    West side pay and the gonna done die
  • Jessica Jones (23/12/2019, 22:12) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    We can make a list of all the unsolved murders here in BVI, not just him.
  • Yes (24/12/2019, 07:53) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sorry to say never make your family think they better than every one else.....show them self walk on youlike you shit.......from mama to papa no regad others no respect for others they above and you below...sorry for their lost.....we sometime know our children involve in things that are shady. And we entertain it ..the bigger brother thinks is ontoucherable god sits high and low..
    every body would like to know kill him..(.rip) we need to remember the muder at crystal night club the tom boy. In life ee have to be carefull especialy parents. The killer can be reviel... but first that family needs to solumly have to ask god for forgiveness for all wrong doing and forgiveness. Some times the things we go around doing ..come right back to hurnt us we somtime put our children in a funny situation. It only cause grieves. One kill ..and two in balo.. sad

  • Hmm (30/12/2019, 18:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    His uncle the dcp will always push that case. Why we ain’t see others on the news.


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