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UPDATE: Estevan Jefferson identified as man shot to death in LL

November 18th, 2016 | Tags: shooting Long Look gun violence man dead
24 year old Estevan Jefferson was killed in a shooting near the Stickett in Long Look on November 17, 2016. Photo: Team of Reporters
The scene of the fatal shooting in Long Look this evening, November 17, 2016. Photo: Team of Reporters
The scene of the fatal shooting in Long Look this evening, November 17, 2016. Photo: Team of Reporters
LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI- Our newsroom and Team of Reporters around the Virgin Islands (VI) can confirm that the young man shot to death in Long Look early yesterday evening close to the Stickett is 24 year old Estevan Jefferson.

The body was removed from the scene of the shooting at around 8:30 P.M. last evening November 17, 2016 by a funeral home after the family both in the VI and in St Kitts-Nevis was notified. It is also reported that another relative of the deceased was shot and rushed to Peebles Hospital in Road Town where it was in lockdown after the incident.

It was our newsroom last night that first and accurately reported that there was a fatal shooting in Long Look on the Eastern End of the main island of Tortola.

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) had subsequently confirmed our story in a press release.

It said it received a report on November 17, 2016 around 6:05 P.M. of shots being fired in the area of the Stickett, Long Look.

“Investigation revealed a male who suffered gunshot wounds, succumbed to the injuries.  Members of the Major Investigation Team assisted by other Units of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force are presently on scene at the Stickett conducting investigation.”

Persons in the area at the time of the shooting are encouraged to assist the officers in progressing investigation. Persons wishing to remain anonymous in relaying information can do so by calling 1-800-8477.

See previous story published November 18, 2016

One dead following shooting in Long Look

A shooting in the Long Look area of Tortola this afternoon, November 17, 2016 has left one dead, according to reports reaching Virgin Islands News Online. 

The shooting incident allegedly took place some time before 6:00 P.M.

According to reports, the body of the man killed is still on the ground.

Virgin Islands News Online has the name of the deceased but will not disclose until next of kin has been informed.

Efforts to get further information on the fatal shooting from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) were unsuccessful up to time of publication.

The killing brings back gruesome memories of the shooting death of Cornel Melbourne Francis' who was gunned down on the night of May 9, 2013 while at The Stickett in the Long Look community. Four men clothed in black allegedly dealt him several shots in clear view of others. At the time he was said to be in the company of a few friends who were forced to flee the scene as the gruesome drama unfolded.

86 Responses to “UPDATE: Estevan Jefferson identified as man shot to death in LL”

  • vex (17/11/2016, 19:16) Like (12) Dislike (10) Reply
    Oh no the thing start
  • yeah (17/11/2016, 19:18) Like (17) Dislike (5) Reply
    This here for trouble
    • Good Fellas (17/11/2016, 23:07) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      It didn't work out and that's THAT ehh there is nothing you can do about it.
  • Island Talk (17/11/2016, 19:27) Like (20) Dislike (22) Reply
    So because STT gun down two man earlier, them mean Tortola have to be in things to? Why the community can't just be peaceful?
    • ^^ (17/11/2016, 19:46) Like (32) Dislike (13) Reply
      Hush yuh ms!
    • @island talk (17/11/2016, 19:54) Like (11) Dislike (4) Reply
      Why are u comparing tola too STT the shooting in STT probably have not a damn thing to do with the one here yall talk to much shit on these news sites man #sickening
      • You sound mad (17/11/2016, 22:11) Like (6) Dislike (14) Reply
        Obviously it have shootings in both places today, so comparison in the sense of our smaller community doing such crimes of murder, is what is sickening, why the place can't be peaceful? If that question is talking shit, you must be liking said violence. #sickening
  • earth ah run red (17/11/2016, 19:34) Like (16) Dislike (4) Reply
    What's really going on in the beautiful Virgin Islands. It it's not NDP/VIP or even the parents. A new culture is in the bvi and fully endorsed and by many people. I don't have bad man friends and the people who's friends with those people ain't saying nothing. It's so sad to know what amount of guns we have on the street. The place really ah run red.
    • wize up (17/11/2016, 20:22) Like (39) Dislike (1) Reply
      @ earth ah run red: there will arise a generation that won't know God: when you choose money over God these things will happen; 75% of our crime is dope and dope money related...brothers killing brothers(hear no evil; see no evil and speak no evil)....goodbye to natures little secret
      • ...... (17/11/2016, 22:21) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply
        That might be true but murders have been happening from the beginning of time...Our murder rate hasn't really increased over the past 10 years. And even if it did...these things come with a changing and growing population. 3 murders a year is cause for panick in a population of 40,000?
        • wize up (18/11/2016, 07:44) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
          @........: very true and what can we do: we need a cease fire conference: tell them rude boys to put down them arms and come:
      • Really (17/11/2016, 23:23) Like (9) Dislike (4) Reply
        nothing to do with an imaginary sky fairy - you keep living in fantasy land like a lot of our youth live in their fantasy land. Condolences to the family
  • my run (17/11/2016, 19:38) Like (15) Dislike (9) Reply
    Vino you always on top of things
  • Hmmm (17/11/2016, 19:39) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
    no drive by blog yet way de real news dey eee
  • Fam (17/11/2016, 19:45) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    Rip jeffson
  • Da Lion (17/11/2016, 20:02) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
    Them man shoot my dawg smh
    • Senseless (17/11/2016, 22:56) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      What is going on? Something have to give. This is just to much.
  • Trump (17/11/2016, 20:17) Like (18) Dislike (4) Reply
    Several complaints have been made to the district representative about the area and the food van placed in the parking lot but to no avail.
    • wize up (17/11/2016, 22:03) Like (30) Dislike (1) Reply
      @ trump: votes!!!!???.....but people kill people not the place where they choose to hangout.... while growing up we gathered by the well; under the tress then under the street lights however we never killed each other::leadership matters
    • tell it like it is (18/11/2016, 08:13) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Sound so dump this can happen anywhere
    • LCS (18/11/2016, 08:35) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      Why complaints aren't made to the Police if there is suspicious criminal activity. The latter is what is understood. It's police matter and they should investigate. Please involve the police.
  • give up PIECE for PEACE (17/11/2016, 21:19) Like (39) Dislike (6) Reply
    one thing that keeps coming up in almost every shooting - the deceased or victim is referred to as "Dawg" in the comments. It looks like if "Dawg" is your nickname, you need to change it. Who would want to be called Dawg anyway! Let's re-examine the whole thing. Surrender our lifestyles, surrender the weapons, change for peace. I don't know the dude and my condolences to his family.

    Young people, if you all are part of gangs or negative groups, only 2 places you bound to end up eventually, take your pick. Let's exchange our PIECE for PEACE!
    • Real talk. (17/11/2016, 22:41) Like (32) Dislike (9) Reply
      Somebody shoot and kill my brother or my Son. I'm revenge obligated..Sorry. That's the natural thinking.. It may not be the right thinking.. It just goes on and on.
    • wize up (18/11/2016, 05:03) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      @ give up: I am no religious fernatic but take some time then read the good book of revelations the Bible speak about what will happen in the last day such things like bother against brother; children having children; mother against daughter; father again son and the weeping and wailing....these young people causing parents,especially mothers so much grief.....fulfillment of creation(all what's happen now is in the Good Book and it have worst to get) the young folks today believe in an eye for an eye
  • Mad. (17/11/2016, 22:00) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    I can't believe it. RIP big guy. He just got a job back and was pulling himself straight. Very Sad.
    • Sin day. (18/11/2016, 06:24) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
      People need to stop lying, playing games and been dishonest and smart with other people property then want to play bad. .. Things like this won't happen.
      • B Real (18/11/2016, 15:22) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        RealLY, get your source correct this was a reminder that chit wasn't over.
    • family (18/11/2016, 10:36) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
      And the sad thing is he never in nothing with nobody, He don't make trouble for nobody either. dis was a cool young man who was trying to live a decent life. This is just unfair.
  • Ja rules (17/11/2016, 22:16) Like (14) Dislike (14) Reply
    If ministers want to hurt others what the youth will do
    • please (18/11/2016, 07:23) Like (12) Dislike (4) Reply
      Stupid ass comment. These fools been killing each other long before our ministers said anything to each other. I talk about punching you so that influences our young men to pull out guns and murder each other? You all have functioning brains on you all's head?? You ever saw a politician pull a gun on another politician in the Virgin Islands?? I'm so tired of reading stupid and irrelevant comments...
  • lord o. (17/11/2016, 22:36) Like (29) Dislike (3) Reply
    Thank God I came from an Error where we fight for days no one get killed.. Fiat and Judo. A week after we who were fighting will be hanging and drinking together....Now man getting killed before the fight start... Man get mad with man, bam bam. Dead man.. We will always have reasons to get mad with each other... Lord Leave the Guns out of it.
    • Lawdo (18/11/2016, 06:55) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      Kml @ error
    • LOL (18/11/2016, 07:17) Like (14) Dislike (27) Reply
      Did you mean you come from an "ERA". LOL!!! Your right you come from an "error". Your father should have saved his sperm from wasting it on your dumb behind....."Error"??? ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      • Not Called For (18/11/2016, 12:11) Like (25) Dislike (4) Reply
        At least you got the point he was trying to make. No need for the name calling. Be glad that you are in a position that you are able to make correction. As you may notice he's not from your "error" of supposedly advanced education.
      • lord o. @ Lawd o. Brainless (18/11/2016, 12:49) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
        You don't have common sense. That's the problem with people who think they are so educated.. No common sense. Just educated fools. If you had common sense you won't be picking on a word mistake like error for Era,.. Sometimes you type and you hit space and the phone chose the wrong word and you didn't even realize it. I can tell you. I got more education than you. Obviously I have a lot more common sense than you have.
      • Wellsah (20/11/2016, 11:07) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        he is a dumb behind but your an a**.
        you trying to correct people and you still wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!
        the word is area.
    • English Lessons (18/11/2016, 07:25) Like (17) Dislike (16) Reply
      Era, not Error...
      Worse, not worst
      Sorry for your loss, not sorry for your lost...

      But hey, maybe you did come from an error...
      • Hate blogging teachers. (18/11/2016, 20:06) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
        These people with low very low self esteem trying to be public blogging teachers they are so ignorant. If they understand how the phone works. Mistake for the brightest of us will happen. All of ho want to be blogging English teachers. Get a life. Get some common sense. Get some phone knowledge..
      • wrongbutfeel themright (19/11/2016, 12:03) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        @English Lessons

        What is that song-one of those three things doesn't belong together. Any one care to make a guess!

        Mr/Miss English lesson.
    • English Lessons (18/11/2016, 07:43) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
      But I get your point. We use to fight and live. They kill each other for much less.
    • oh gosh (18/11/2016, 08:57) Like (1) Dislike (8) Reply
      that is era... not error... did you make an error? sheesh!
    • gnazi (18/11/2016, 09:02) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
      era not error
    • voter (18/11/2016, 10:14) Like (7) Dislike (10) Reply
      The man probably came from an "error" that his mom and pops made. lol
      • think (18/11/2016, 10:51) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
        My condolences to the family.

        Imagine all those comments on the "error" about "era", while young lives are being wasted. Young people, think about what you are doing to yourselves, your families, your friends and to the whole community.

      • Street Reporter. @ Voter. (18/11/2016, 20:16) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
        How do you know it's a man? Where you getting your info from? Two men got shot one is dead and here u making senseless noise about a word.. Era. Or Error. We all know it's a mistake. U all just like confusion.
  • VINCY MAN (17/11/2016, 22:39) Like (10) Dislike (4) Reply
    Thee authorities need to break down that place or young ppl need to stay away ,that's no place to hang out
    • wize up (18/11/2016, 08:24) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ vincy man: some of us are still law abiding members of this territory and our freedom to associate/gather can not be restricted....similar issues are the bikes; some bike riders comply with the given laws while some do not....let me point out; they are more laws abiding people than those who violate the laws somehow the law breaks gets all the media attention
    • long look (18/11/2016, 15:53) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Vincy man if you knew the history of that place you would not post your comment, that place is history. But the young people has no respect for the iconic significance of the Stickett. I advise you to visit the library when it opens again or check the old people in Long Look and ask them about the legacy and history of the British Virgin Islands if you are going to live among us and stop talking Bulls$^t.
  • As usual (17/11/2016, 22:49) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
    Someone knows exactly what happen. But of course, no one is saying or going to say anything.
  • OG (17/11/2016, 23:14) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    All these young bucks is merking each other over stupid S::t.
  • wow (18/11/2016, 03:20) Like (1) Dislike (11) Reply
    I know this young man. don't trouble no one and always stay to himself.. My condolences
    • Hmmmm (18/11/2016, 09:55) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
      THats what real killers do. Stay by themselves and trouble no one. They kill him for a reason and this has to found out. I kind of get the impression that the Stickett is some kind of Altar for Sacrifice. Murder number 3 or 4? Call in a specialist to see what the hell is going on.
      • Don't worry (18/11/2016, 18:18) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        @Hmmmmmm, I believe that also, there is some type of evil forces around that place.
    • Popo (18/11/2016, 10:09) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      when? best go sit wid da
  • The Streets (18/11/2016, 03:23) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    sticket again?? this one look like payback for what they do my boy trouble
  • Real Talk (18/11/2016, 05:33) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    Some you guys sound so foolish .killing is all over there's nothing we can do the Bible is fulfilling
  • old (18/11/2016, 06:07) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Black brothers how have gun just to kill your black brother shame on you all You all like snake in a hole people need to live in peace
  • Fam (18/11/2016, 06:28) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    E J gone but not forgotten
  • drake (18/11/2016, 07:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    oh no I know that yute
  • 284 (18/11/2016, 07:23) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    They need to stop liming at that stickette. That ain't no safe place. So mucha drug man and gun man be there. I have to walk by there on the regular and I get harassed almost every time. One night a man even say he gonna rape me. Smh. That is NOT the place to lime
    • @284 (18/11/2016, 10:10) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      I hope you reported it to the authorities so they could have it in their records that a complaint was made in the event he does try what he said he will do.
  • Just observing (18/11/2016, 07:56) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
    As we look on at the news in the islands everyday there is a shooting. Many off these shotta guns are moving from one island to the next especially after shooting someone and think all is or gonna be well after that. They also get into the same habit in their new surroundings or others become productive instead but the sins of their crime still hanging over their heads.What the security forces in the islands need to do is to work together and catch up on those moving from island to island and keep a tap on them otherwise we all gonna pay for our lives. We might be at the right place at the wrong time for what is happening around us.They are not concern about their surroundings when they are shooting at who they wish to get rid of so they dont care about me and you if we are there when they are shooting.If only many can turn from their wicked ways and turn to God then we are sure to have a trun around in our societies.We too as a people we have to encourage them and stop reminding of their past actions but only to use it to save their lives from death and everlasting hell fire.
  • Leadership Matters (18/11/2016, 09:47) Like (27) Dislike (2) Reply
    Where are the two district reps voice in this sad situation? That area needs to be installed with several CCTV cameras, mobile patrols every 20 mins or so until the vagrants hanging out there get the clue that the RVIPF and wider community will not suffer this wanton disrespect for law and order. Now is the time the RVIPF should be instituting searches of all known criminals etc. and 'hot them up' like mid-day sun on a summer afternoon in Anegada! The actors/players in this tragedy are well known to the RVIPF and their "intelligence' arm - what are we paying these individuals for when we hardly see any known felons arrested for guns? Why can repeat offenders whom are found with guns let off with measly fines and/or short sentences? Why when these things happen no ministers of Government hold press conferences to reach out to the communities? Is it only when the photo ops. allow them to shine and garner votes they find a voice for the people? Where are the community leaders? Doing the same thing these punks are - planning how to cheat/lie/steal from their next prey.
  • between 3 churches (18/11/2016, 10:03) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
    The Stickett is between 3 churches and the young people have no respect for themselves, residents and people passing through Long Look or much less the Houses of Worship. Put down the weapons young people. All the gunmen get scared after they pull the trigger. So if you so bad, why you run, why you can't reveal yourself, why are you in hiding now. Have mercy on us Lord
    • That's true (18/11/2016, 16:53) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      The ones that is pulling the trigger is punk A:: P:;;y trash. You bad enough to pull the trigger, then be bad enough to stand up. The punk is hiding somewhere under his MaMa's bed shaking.
      • @thats true (18/11/2016, 17:47) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        No im not shaking... stop talking things ya dont know
        • '@@@@@ (19/11/2016, 08:29) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
          Boy you shaking with fear wondering what the H:ll you did. Karma don't
          Need your address or your zip code to find you. YA HEARD?
        • ()()()?! (19/11/2016, 15:09) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
          You not scurd?/scared. You are shaking like a leaf on a tree in a wind storm. You know what you did.you playing a big gangster to get your come up. Then if you not scared go turn yourself into the police. A punk will always be a punk hiding behind a GAT.
      • Snicker (18/11/2016, 19:05) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        Then MaMa needs to turn him in.
    • for real (19/11/2016, 15:16) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      Between 3 Churches, the punk gone ghost until everything calm down. He can go ghost all he want, Karma, Karma, Karma.
  • de silent one (18/11/2016, 17:32) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    My condolences goes out to his family. What a thing for the mother with those boys, one in prison on murder charge and one dead in a violent way. Hope the others take heed to reality. Its so unacceptable how persons in that district including the police sit around and allow that place to be taken over by those guys with their criminal activities in broad daylight with no regards to anybody or thing. I remember when the elderlies used to go there and play their table games and the ladies will do their crochet, but that's no more because the so call authorities (The Police) in the district allow it. Would it ever be brought back to what it used to be?
  • night rider (18/11/2016, 18:12) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hey S..r, what's good, what's up.
  • Concerned (18/11/2016, 19:35) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
    I have been sayn for the past two years ; NO
    MALE / MAN human being between the ages of 15-----50 with aST KITTS /NEVIS passport should be granted entry into the BVI without a OMPLETE character / crimminal check
    They bringing them gang shit with them and we done got our own pronlems
    But where there is NO VISION ( no leadership) a lot more will hold them heads and bawl
  • Eward (18/11/2016, 19:59) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    the streets of the BVI are hot
  • It's on. (18/11/2016, 20:08) Like (5) Dislike (7) Reply
    Killing a kittitian. Hmmm. It's on.
  • Every Life Matters (18/11/2016, 21:11) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    "One killing is one killing too much."

    The Virgin Islands Culture for Community, Respect, and Order is spiraling downwards in Dysfunction; and if not dealt with soon, will fester to areas we least expect (affecting the innocent, our economy and livelihood, etc). The murders of Nickera Smith and the others before her have not been solved and we are here adding to the body count in our little square miles island.

    I'm with wize up on this one- LEADERSHIP MATTERS. And as Political Observer continues to emphasize at this time- “The ship needs to be taken off the reef before it completely falls apart.” Our elected leaders seem to be too busy doing what they do. So the question is- Who else among us is up to the task?
  • I'm with you 100% (19/11/2016, 11:27) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    @ Every Life Matters, you and Wize Up are so correct. I live in a Community that is pretty decent and I am worried about this reaching my Community. I am so sorry to say this but, including myself, no one in my Community is willing to rent to anyone with young men between the ages of 18-25. Don't get me wrong, there are decent positive men in the above mentioned age group who is doing the right thing, they are welcome. Everyone that apply, will have to go through a background check. We are just trying to keep our Community safe from the bad elements.
  • Hillary (19/11/2016, 13:40) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Boy I believe VINO does be sitting down and laughing big time at these comments.

    Young man may you soul rest in eternal peace. In time, the killer shall be killed. It's called KARMA
    What goes around, comes around,
    You live by the sword, you die by the sword
    The big man "Mr Clock" does tell the time for everything
  • Take heed and pray (19/11/2016, 14:00) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    THE devil is a busy man in long look let us pray for these youths.notice 3 deaths in a triangular connection angle each fell or died (by the clinic, sticket bench and the other by a food van)young people givenyour lives to god.
  • 3937 (19/11/2016, 15:41) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    what???????????


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