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UPDATE: Man discharged in Anegada incident - Police

October 23rd, 2014 | Tags: Anegada shooting schoolboy Cock Roach Bar quarrel
Police are still encouraging persons to come forward with any information that can verify claims that a firearm was discharged outside a bar in Anegada. Photo: VINO/File
Reports from this news site’s reliable sources on the Sister Island of Anegada said that approximately four gun shots rang out outside a popular bar last night October 17, 2014 at sometime between 9:00 and 10:30 pm. Photo: Internet source
Reports from this news site’s reliable sources on the Sister Island of Anegada said that approximately four gun shots rang out outside a popular bar last night October 17, 2014 at sometime between 9:00 and 10:30 pm. Photo: Internet source
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Police are still encouraging persons to come forward with any information that can verify claims that a firearm was discharged outside a bar in Anegada.

According to a Police release, both the alleged victim and alleged assailant are reporting that no firearm was seen during or after the incident and no one has come forward to verify who allegedly discharged a firearm.

Investigations indicate that close to midnight on Saturday, a struggle ensued between two male customers at a local bar in Anegada. Other customers at the bar assisted in separating the two men and each left the premises.

Officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police interviewed persons that were at the scene. Each detailed the events surrounding the fight however insisted that no firearm was used or discharged during or after the incident.

However this news site had interviewed several persons who verified that shots were fired at the scene.

Police arrested the alleged assailant in the fight. He was interviewed and later discharged.

See previous story published on October 19, 2014:

UPDATE: Police ID suspect in Anegada shooting incident

-asking witnesses to come forward with information

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Police said that following reports of a firearm being discharged on Anegada on October 17, 2014, as was first reported on this news site, Officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) have attended the scene and, as a result of information received, have identified a suspect.

“Investigations are underway to detain the alleged offender for questioning. No evidence is reported to have been recovered from the scene and there are no reported injuries,” said a Police press release on October 18, 2014.

Several eyewitnesses with whom this news site spoke confirmed the incident.

“The investigation continues; Officers are encouraging persons who may have information about this incident, or who may have heard or seen anything suspicious, to contact the Criminal Investigation Unit at 494-3822 or the Intelligence Unit at 468-9339,” the release said.

“You can also give information anonymously by calling the anonymous CrimeStoppers hotline number 800-TIPS (8477),” it said.

See previous story published on October 18, 2014:

Shots fired outside Anegada ‎bar!

- Schoolboy dodged bullets; escaped without harm

SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI - Reports from this news site’s reliable sources on the Sister Island of Anegada said that approximately four gun shots rang out outside a popular bar last night October 17, 2014 at sometime between 9:00 and 10:30 pm.

Subsequent to the initial report this news site contacted several persons in the area who all confirmed that the incident did occur.

It was reported that the incident involved a schoolboy and another believed to be in his late 20s or early 30s. The older was alleged to have been the shooter.

According to our reliable sources the older man entered the bar called 'Cock Roach Bar' at approximately 8:30 pm. However he left and was on the outside when a disagreement ensued between him and the schoolboy. "The kid was smoking a cigarette and the big man told him to stop because the smell was offensive to him,” said the eyewitness.

A quarrel ensued between the two as the younger man refused to put of the cigarette. “The next thing I see is he pull out he gun and fired about two shots at the kid,” related the eyewitness.

Another said that she was on the inside of the bar when she heard the first two shots fired and decided to go outside to confirm if what she had heard were indeed gun shots.

She said that it was then she noticed a group of youths attempting to part what seemed to have been a fight.

“The next thing I see was a school youth running in the direction behind the bar and one with a gun in his hand started chasing after him and pow pow he fire two or three shots again,” said the woman.

Eyewitnesses said that it was a miracle that none of the bullets hit young man. “He run like crazy.”

One person said that the Police's house is just next door but for reasons unclear the person does not sleep there but at another some distance away.

“I tried calling them and I wasn't getting through and later somebody else said they did call the police but I was there hours after and didn't see any police. This morning I understand no police showed up for the night,” said an eyewitness.

Everyone said that they know the shooter and most persons referred to him as a regular trouble maker on the Island.

“He is wanted in other matters relating to guns but the police for some reason not holding him... like they waiting for him to kill somebody," said one man.

This news site also understands that the same man about a month ago had pulled a gun on his girlfriend and the matter was reported to the Police in Anegada but no action was taken.

The alleged shooter is said to be the son of an ex-police officer.

This news site did make contact with the Public Relations Officer of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Diane Drayton who indicated that she will get back to us but had not done so up to post time.

32 Responses to “UPDATE: Man discharged in Anegada incident - Police”

  • gun (18/10/2014, 12:02) Like (9) Dislike (28) Reply
    Crime up under ndp
    • @ gun (18/10/2014, 16:53) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
      Totally unnecessary and knee jerk reaction
    • Oh Please (18/10/2014, 20:27) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
      Blaming NDP PEP VIP is crazy! Blame the parents/ guardians. Blame the bars who serve to school children. Blame the young people who have no respect for themselves. Blame the police department for failing to stop crime or help to reduce crime on a 15 square mile island. They tend to focus more on seat belts and tinted windows than on drugs, guns, and violence. Make an example out of some of these folks!!!
  • wow (18/10/2014, 12:10) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    someone really screwed someone over. Anegada is very humble place.
    Someone messed with someone they where not happy.

    hope the beef is over fast.
  • shock (18/10/2014, 12:30) Like (31) Dislike (2) Reply
    an attempted murder and the police dont show up to investigate, this is UNBELIEVABLE
    • Oh Please (19/10/2014, 18:33) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
      Everyone know only the squad team carries gun, what you all wanted the officers on Anegada to do show up to a scene shots fired with the kitchen knives
  • LOL (18/10/2014, 13:35) Like (0) Dislike (20) Reply
    Lmfao who eva call vino with this ish...needs a life from giving anegada a bad name
  • Kiki (18/10/2014, 15:43) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Bruce
  • Disgusted (18/10/2014, 20:22) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    The young people on that island are headin in the wrong direction. School children going out when most adults heading home on a quiet island like Anegada. These children have no manners, no respect for their elders, their parents, teachers, and most of all themselves Gun shots at a bar? People need arresting over there for sure. And hanging at a bar called cock roach? Come on!!! Come on Politicians! Election is next year .... use some attention and focus it on Anegada. This is not the only incident from what I have heard over there but things get covered up over there and the news sites don't always catch the story!
  • Anegada resident (19/10/2014, 01:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    when police
  • Anegada resident (19/10/2014, 01:31) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    when the police them catch him take him to balo and put him with pumpkin for sometime so our Anegada could be peaceful we want no trouble here.
  • Ernesto (19/10/2014, 04:55) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
    they go the hood
  • Rich (19/10/2014, 09:51) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Drugs and Booze will do it every time!
  • Tango (19/10/2014, 10:10) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Now the police have the hoodlum in custody where are the critics
  • mya (19/10/2014, 11:38) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    what a day for the police
  • The Watcher (19/10/2014, 12:21) Like (7) Dislike (19) Reply
    Anegada is known to be full of snitches. I'm not surprise that they found the suspect.
  • Truth (19/10/2014, 13:55) Like (5) Dislike (12) Reply
    He is not a trouble maker, he is a safe dude if u don't trouble him he wouldn't trouble u... Ayu just dislike the boy and want to put him down some of u need to remember u have kids that's doing worst..
  • worthless (19/10/2014, 19:38) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    really ayu worrying about the man should get catch what about the boy he going to school and he smoking at a bar like he a big man , all the other man say if u can stop smoking cause he dont like the smell litte boy need to respecct people and also blaming the parents
  • wize up (20/10/2014, 12:02) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    where the names of those curupt police-officers ever published;
  • Truth (20/10/2014, 13:23) Like (17) Dislike (3) Reply
    The problem Anegada has is the people. I am an Anegadian and it's sad to say from school to the church as gone to the dogs. In the churches it is only the selected few older heads that maintain. One of the biggest issues is teaches. How can you teach a child morals and when party time come the same moral teacher on the dance floor wuking up and drinking with the students. How can fathers be a role model when they have their Spanish women and wives . How can kids grow up right when everything around them is a contradiction . Anegiand went and vote for their personal interest and now they reaping the benefits of nothing and complaining. Anegadaian if we don't step up Anegada go be lost and who to blame. Not Goverment, not expats but we ourselves.
    • Leon Evans (21/10/2014, 10:29) Like (10) Dislike (5) Reply
      And this is why I left this place!...Truth you hit the nail on the head! I lived their for 5 years and I felt like a hamster on a wheel! I dealt with more domestic issues than anything else...yeah sad I know...and Im pretty sure you ( Truth ) know who I am.
    • Truth what..... (03/11/2014, 19:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Teachers drinking with students....and i suppose the students belong in bars drinking and wuking up ? Get a life truth...U sound bitter and miserable.......
  • ras (21/10/2014, 13:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    The watcher!! You are a stupid a.s. Anything that happens on that island is broadcasted before u leave the scene. Some of you need to get a credible job and be role models for these youths or they may just end up like you THE WATCHER!!!

  • wow (23/10/2014, 09:29) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    It had over 20 people in the area and police can't find one who can verify? How about the witnesses that came running to this news site? Where are they now? And what about forensics? Have they tested this young man's hands?
  • Joc (24/10/2014, 09:58) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    So much eye witnesses and they let go the guy?? No police officers on the scene?? My goodness what is going on with Anegada Police officers??? This is CRAZY!! NDP PLEASE DO SOMEHTING ABOUT THESE POLICE OFFICERS


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