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UPDATE: Matthew D. Hazell charged with attempted murder/robbery

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said that based on the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Major Crime detectives today February 24, 2015 have charged Matthew D. Hazell, 23, of Paraquita Bay with attempted murder and attempted robbery. Photo: Facebook
A view of the scene where the shooting allegedly took place as seen earlier today February 16, 2015. Photo: VINO
A view of the scene where the shooting allegedly took place as seen earlier today February 16, 2015. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said that based on the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Major Crime detectives today February 24, 2015 have charged Matthew D. Hazell, 23, of Paraquita Bay with attempted murder and attempted robbery.

These charges stem from an incident which took place just about midnight on Monday, February 16, 2015 at the night deposit box outside CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank in Road Town, as was accurately reported by this news site.

Hazel is scheduled to appear before the Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 the release said.

“Investigations are continuing into the matter therefore persons with information that can assist are asked to contact detectives from the Major Crime Team at 468 5682,” the release said.

See previous article published on February 16, 2015:

Matthew D. Hazell shot outside bank where he works!

-Young man currently a patient at Peebles Hospital with a gunshot wound to the shoulder 

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - This news site has confirmed that a man identified as Matthew D. Hazell sustained a gunshot wound at CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank shortly after midnight last night February 15, 2015.

Reports are conflicting as to what happened as there were no eyewitnesses to the shooting.

However, according our sources inside the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force, armed police officers were about to conduct a night deposit for OneMart Superstore at ‎the CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank, in Road Town on the main Island of Tortola, when the officer who was about to do the transaction heard a voice behind him.

It is alleged that as he looked around he saw a masked man‎ pointing a gun at him and demanding money. It remains unclear if that masked man was Mr. Hazell, an employee at the same bank.

There were shot fired reportedly hitting the masked man in the shoulder and grazing his head.

The maskman, who is still not identified as Mr. Hazell, allegedly dropped his weapon, pulled off the mask and fled the scene.

A man was reportedly at Peebles Hospital hours later with gunshot and it was the hospital who informed the Police of an individual being there with a fresh gunshot wound. That person was identified as Hazell.

When contacted Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Public Relations Officer Ms Diane Drayton was unable to confirm the events at the time.

However, this news site has not linked Mr. Hazell to the incident as police have not confirmed him as the person involved in the attempted robbery at the bank.

167 Responses to “UPDATE: Matthew D. Hazell charged with attempted murder/robbery”

  • darwin award (16/02/2015, 10:56) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    and the darwin award nomination for 2015 goes to Matthew Hazell
    • nan (27/02/2015, 22:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      All they have to do is compare the bullet in his shoulder (if it is still there) to the officers gun and there is the proof, Done!
    • Seeing from far (16/11/2016, 11:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

      Praise the Lord for intervening in the activities of that day and for sparing the officer's life and for also sparing Matthew's life. I have personally known this family for a long time and I can say that if they had half a bread to split among themselves, I would have a share of it. This young man, with a remarkable life ahead of him, had allegedly committed a great wrong and so we feel justified in condemning him.

      You see the end results but you do not see the process which led to it, you do not know what is going on in his mind, you do not know his pains, you do not understand why he would allegedly do something so ........ And no matter what was going on in him, it can never justify taking the course of action which he allegedly did. But I perceive that this is not the time to pounce upon the downtrodden , extend your hands of mercy and reach out as if it were you in that situation ( regardless of how preposterous it may have been).

      Be encouraged our prayers are with Matthew and his family and their pain is our pain. We take it to the Father in the name of Jesus.

  • xxxxxxxx (16/02/2015, 11:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is soo sad to read.
  • 1 (16/02/2015, 11:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    bossie how you got yourself n this mess deman
  • The TRUTH (16/02/2015, 11:08) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    but mathew has a job why would he still do this? even thoes who working hurting!
  • M (16/02/2015, 11:10) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    i was just trying to get paid
  • Anonymous (16/02/2015, 11:11) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    Even Ray Charles could see he was the robber VINO why you trying to make it look different
  • Tola Man (16/02/2015, 11:16) Like (41) Dislike (3) Reply
    Deeds officers aint playing they shooting or they will be shot!
  • pat (16/02/2015, 11:19) Like (40) Dislike (67) Reply
    I must say thank god both the officer and matt is alive this morning we could have had two families in long tears and getting ready for a funeral…where is the NDP gun legislation...set of oppressors
    • father (16/02/2015, 20:26) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
      hmm if he had get kill goin for moneys that he didnt work for,
    • tony (17/02/2015, 12:38) Like (9) Dislike (10) Reply
      you are an idiot!!
    • Kermit (25/02/2015, 08:58) Like (8) Dislike (16) Reply
      Pat.. Ain't no amount of gun legislation can stop gun crimes... Yuh strupid awa? So i guess is NDP fault the man went out he house looking for trouble? I guess is the NDP Pull out the gun and open fire.. I guess is the NDP fault why you sound so strupid..smh i gone sleep
    • uhm (25/02/2015, 20:10) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      23 let him learn a lesson..to disgusting
  • Hmmm (16/02/2015, 11:23) Like (87) Dislike (10) Reply
    Things bad out here but thats not the way u do it Mr. Hazel.... Good job Officer !
  • TurtleDove (16/02/2015, 11:24) Like (26) Dislike (82) Reply
    The NDP has failed the country on crime no gun legislation but a whole day last week of silly statement trying to campaign form the house of Assembly…but we are not fool fool!
    • Nic (25/02/2015, 14:15) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Legislations do not stop crime. They stipulate the punishishment for those who commit the crimes, and we do have legislation for punchising criminals. What gun legislation people are talking about, those who man the courts need to punish the offenders harsh enough to make others not want to commit gun crimes.
    • shut ayo mouth (26/02/2015, 11:02) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      NDP aint failed the country . The country was already in problems before they came in , the major problems the country is facing will take years to be rectified. They are all trying their best to go forward. No gun crime cant be solve by charging persons who are caught with a gun a fee. The lesson has to be taught from at home what is right and what is wrong. Children are to be taught from young, if the parents can do it then i guess the law will have to maybe go inside the school and have discussion on a regular basis. We as parents do need to play our part in this society today. We are training our children wrong and when they get older we let the law deal with them. The government or various community groups or organization can come up with all kind of positive program for our kids but we have to still do our part at home. You see these video games with violence in them at we keep giving to our kids for entertainment think again. If we want to blame some for our failures with our children why not start with our self. Point blank!!!!
  • vincyman (16/02/2015, 11:38) Like (22) Dislike (22) Reply

    smh...boss u full ah s..t if you did this crime...haha deport him

  • JACK BE STILL (16/02/2015, 11:39) Like (133) Dislike (4) Reply
    Such a kool dude everybody is disappointed
  • Sick (16/02/2015, 11:46) Like (24) Dislike (105) Reply
    How can the hospital give out information without the legal system advice?
    • Meli (16/02/2015, 13:29) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Hospitals are obligated to report certain injuries including gunshot and knife wounds.
    • SMH (16/02/2015, 14:37) Like (31) Dislike (5) Reply
      Well the police and Drs. still have a civil duty to report how many persons were shot, has various diseases etc. in the territory. I'm sure you would appreciate this information at times.
    • FYI (16/02/2015, 14:54) Like (69) Dislike (1) Reply
      Hospital has the right to report gun shot victims to the Police.
      • For FYI (25/02/2015, 15:22) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
        Please note that the hospital not only reports gun shoot victims but any injuries that may be suspected as abuse.
    • Lawyer (16/02/2015, 15:16) Like (17) Dislike (3) Reply
      The police has a right to inform the police if someone reports to the hospital with a gun shot wound
    • Lawyer (16/02/2015, 15:16) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
      The police has a right to inform the police if someone reports to the hospital with a gun shot wound
    • Bushmaster (16/02/2015, 20:06) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
      Gunshot, reportable to police regardless of confidentiality
    • jeez (16/02/2015, 21:30) Like (16) Dislike (3) Reply
      you are really sick...its obvious that if the nurses and doctors see a blasted gun shot wound come in they are gonna call the police.....What if he got shot because someone shot him trying to rob him instead, wouldn't you want them to call the police then....smh. wow
    • Star (17/02/2015, 14:38) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
      damn a$$
    • @sick (24/02/2015, 21:24) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      You're a big dummy!
  • yellow (16/02/2015, 12:07) Like (19) Dislike (40) Reply
    I do not believe Mathew did this….must be the wrong person VINO
    • WTF (17/02/2015, 09:18) Like (32) Dislike (13) Reply
      I guess you don't know Matthew. Ever heard about a Wolf in Sheep's clothing? Who ever you are, don't put your hands in the fire for anyone, because you cannot see the inside of a person. Your heart hide secrets that not even the sun sees. What was he doing at the site that time of the morning? Why was he shot? If he was at home where he belonged at that time, he will be in good health and not in a hospital bed. The Police Officer did an excellent job.
      • Smug (19/02/2015, 21:52) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
        I know that boy and u r so right a wolf in sheep's clothing!! Good job officers! Another low life of the streets!
    • Ms. TM (26/02/2015, 09:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      The police went to his house and shot him in his bed? Maybe you can explain how he got shot? What was he doing? Where he was? Why was he shot?. Waiting to hear from you Matthew supporter. Please clear up the mysteries .
      • WTF (27/02/2015, 10:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        @Ms.TM
        Maybe the person who is so adamant that he did not do it, committed the act themself.
  • farmer brown (16/02/2015, 12:11) Like (22) Dislike (4) Reply
    There is a genuine case for concern about the rate at which we are seeing crime go up in the BVI
  • citizen kane (16/02/2015, 12:23) Like (63) Dislike (6) Reply
    we must all thank the officer for doing a fine job
  • Well Sah (16/02/2015, 12:28) Like (29) Dislike (95) Reply
    This does not make any sense because at what point was he shot and when would he have time to take off the mask and drop his gun while running? Sounds like a police cover up to me.
    • Well Sah (16/02/2015, 14:38) Like (39) Dislike (3) Reply
      Sounds like you can't read, or comprehend lol lol!
    • @well sah (16/02/2015, 15:03) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
      The police will still do a ballistic test on the warhead of the bullet and confirm that it was indeed the one from the officers gun or not.
  • wake up (16/02/2015, 12:31) Like (134) Dislike (2) Reply
    He went work a lil to early
  • True (16/02/2015, 12:31) Like (51) Dislike (4) Reply
    Good job to the Officers. Sick of these thieving young men. Go look damn work n stop trying to steal hard working ppl money
  • go vino go! (16/02/2015, 13:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    We can always depend on vino to the inside scoop first!
  • LOL (16/02/2015, 13:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    It either he wasn't able to count all that money or he thought the police were robbing the bank.
  • SB (16/02/2015, 13:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    One Time ain't playing! Gunshot graze his head wow he was about to be a Headless horseman.
  • CGB resident (16/02/2015, 13:14) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    When they were giving out "brains" he must have thought they said "trains" and ran for the train.. LOL
  • Living Abroad (16/02/2015, 13:40) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    See how God works. Everything hidden will be revealed in his time. Now how many other similar robberies have occurred in the past? Compare the ballistics and evidence; then prosecute.
  • #FreetheGuys (16/02/2015, 14:09) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    To much young men going jail
  • SMH (16/02/2015, 14:34) Like (14) Dislike (10) Reply

    dumb n..ga

  • shocking (16/02/2015, 14:35) Like (21) Dislike (4) Reply
    This can't be true. I know your father is rolling in his grave saying why my kids turn out like this. Get well soon and I hope you learn from this.
    • Informer (16/02/2015, 16:45) Like (21) Dislike (12) Reply
      @ shocking his father cannot be rolling he is dead and knows nothing
      • Nottrue (17/02/2015, 08:53) Like (1) Dislike (11) Reply
        You think he knows nothing if he 'dead'. A part of him that was never meant to die lives on. A story is told of two dead people talking when they met in the gulf between up/heaven and down/earth. If story is true and reported in Bible, as we believe its infallibility, then 'so-called' dead men knows and even talks. Ha! Ha! You will say, "the Bible say so."
        • Informer (17/02/2015, 19:50) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
          @ not true which bible u reading read Ecc 9 verse 5 And ps.115 verse 7 the dead knows nothing. Stop preaching wrong. And quote that scripture for me as I quote yours. Read up n don't be fool.
      • Strupps (25/02/2015, 09:13) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
        it is just an expression. Knowing how his father was a good man I know he is very disappointed of his son.
        • Informer (25/02/2015, 13:33) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
          I know but his father does not know anything. He is asleep. try saying his father would have been disappointed in him.
  • summer (16/02/2015, 15:04) Like (24) Dislike (4) Reply
    Wow Matthew! Really dude?? I so disappointed...
  • Laura (16/02/2015, 15:05) Like (29) Dislike (1) Reply
    Common sense can be used here..if no one else turnedup at any of the BVI's medical facilities with a gunshot it can only be the Mr. Hazell was the assailant and hence the person the police officer shot. It is sad that soo many people people fall victim to the old saying "Don't hang your hat where your hands can't reach". Either be content with your circumstance or try to make a better way, but stealing from someone else is never the answer. Glad that both men are alive and can give more detail to the situation, but BVI of old is fading away fast!
  • Wrong (16/02/2015, 15:15) Like (8) Dislike (44) Reply
    Shot in the shoulder and grazed head??? Police Are suppose to shoot leg not parts of body to kill just saying.
    • @wrong (16/02/2015, 16:56) Like (31) Dislike (0) Reply
      Was the man standing still for the police to shoot him? Have you ever tried to shoot a moving target?
    • Marshall (16/02/2015, 19:39) Like (61) Dislike (1) Reply
      Most Law Enforcement officers are trained to shoot at the center of mass...like the chest! This dude is lucky to be alive. A policeman who has a gun pointed at him would do exactly that. Kudos to this officer!
    • lucky him (16/02/2015, 20:09) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
      Shoot in the leg! Clearly you watching to much movies. It's center mass and head shot, in lame man's term above the waist. One grazed his head and the other connected with one of his shoulders, is head shot the officer was going for. He should count his blessings.
  • judge (16/02/2015, 15:31) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
    This problem is bigger than the gun in your hand; it starts in your mind and with the person bringing in illegal guns to this land.
    Why would you consider buying a gun?
    Are planning to kill, steal, or protect you from something?
    I see no need for people to have illegal fire arms in this country.
    Therefore I say if you were found using an illegal fire arm
    You should be locked down for years.
    • Hmmm (16/02/2015, 19:49) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
      This is what happen when someone has an gun fell like there are untouchable, and think up all kind of crap cause they has an gun( also it's not right to pull gun on someone) as soon as something happen why people always quick to blame NDP or VIP it have lots of young man out think there are above the law cause they have an gun, I hope this is an listen learn having an gun just get u in more trouble.
  • Nah Judge (16/02/2015, 15:40) Like (12) Dislike (32) Reply
    maybe mr. Hazel was in the vicinity and may have witnessed the crime and shot by accident wouldn't the officer had been able to identify who he shot of claiming the mask was removed?
    • @NAH Judge (16/02/2015, 20:13) Like (14) Dislike (5) Reply
      Your addition on primary school level man
    • mebbe... (25/02/2015, 10:41) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      ...I am sure that was the case, it is clear that at that time of the morning he was riding his unicorn in the park, with Elvis at his side and the Easter Bunny handing out free weed ... mebbe.... LOL
  • SMH (16/02/2015, 15:48) Like (13) Dislike (30) Reply
    poor planning by the accused next time go in with at least a four man crew
  • Where D Gun? (16/02/2015, 15:52) Like (8) Dislike (8) Reply
    Match the bullets to the gun.
  • wize up (16/02/2015, 16:05) Like (9) Dislike (28) Reply
    i hope these officers were conducting/executing their lawful duty and not moon-lighting and using police issued firearms to go around shooting the people them children...I personally think the young man is a fool and lots more like-him will get gun down because times are hard and we hard-working people can not take dumb !uck any more..these fools need to be placed in wheel-chairs/just slow them down a bit !!!!!(it take a real fool to knowing attempt to rob a police offer-just saying
    • Fool and his gun will soon depart (16/02/2015, 16:37) Like (38) Dislike (2) Reply
      I thank God these police put a bullet in his behind but did not kill him. Hopefully he learns his lesson and also sends a message to the rest of these wanna be thugs. Times are not hard, these fools need to pull up them pants, show up on time and learn to work hard for what they want. That use to be the Virgin Islands way be now people seems to think that they are entitles to more then they are willing to work for. Thank God the police can go home to their family and the young man has a second chance...
    • @wize up (17/02/2015, 10:24) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      The duty of police officers is to foil crime attempts and hold guilty parties responsible...Bvi police crime fighting dont take days off...we fight crime even on vacation...
      • wize up (18/02/2015, 23:24) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
        big man(mr cop) once there is a shooting with a police issued firearm we need an investigation...there is also something in the law which speaks about carrying out a lawful act, unlawfully....you not in amercia where you guys can simply gun-down the citzens; if we allow you guys to shoot the people without an investigation them such will soon become the norm(over my dead-body will i see the BVI become a police state)....police in the bvi force used their police issued gun in domestic issues while at home and their were suspended(the said matter was investigated)....here we have a person being shot and we must simply let it slide( mr cop; you fully well know that their is no special laws for police; a person was shot and the matter must be investigated) POLICE dont give you the right to "simply" shoot any one....
  • DON Q (16/02/2015, 16:21) Like (5) Dislike (30) Reply
    Ndp must go as crime goes up
  • moquisha (16/02/2015, 16:23) Like (0) Dislike (11) Reply
    I would like for someone to take it upon themselve and investigate, research the crime range under NDP and VIP administration. I want to believe it has being higher in one of the administrations not only this past eight years but before. please someone perhaps someone that is link to this. I am sure somebody could come with statistics about it. That could determine the next election.
  • legal team (16/02/2015, 16:51) Like (29) Dislike (2) Reply
    Let me take this opportunity to sympathize with the injured man.He is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
    I have been a victim of a gunshot injury here in the BVI in the line of duty.

    And let me take this opportunity to COMMEND the police officer involved in this incident,for discharging Her Majesty's Firearm with Accuracy and precision.Good SHOT!!

    and let me give the public the assurance that from all the facts and circumstances as reported to me,as a former member of the RVIPF,the officer acted quite Justifiably while executing his statutory duties,[TO SERVE AND PROTECT] in accordance with the police Act and in accordance with his oath of office.

    ONCE A POLICE TAKE THAT OATH TO SERVE AND PROTECT;THE OATH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL HE RETIRES,RESIGN OR DIES..

    To the Politicians of the BVI and the POLICE WELFARE ASSACIATION.

    Join solidarity with the officer involved IN THIS SHOOTING to make sure that the C.O.P does not pressure him.

    Remember,this COP only stands on the side of his UK officers!

    This officer,from the time he was a young constable,showed brave character and courage in many situations.
    Let us ensure that the COP does interfere with the career of this young BV-Islander.
    PWA,show who you are;stand behind this brave officer!!

    If Morris does not support him;CALL on Morris to resign forthwith!!!
    • Gun for hire (16/02/2015, 18:32) Like (8) Dislike (10) Reply
      Yes, thanks for your legal opinion. Shorter than usual.
      Perhaps you can address us on whether the Officer was on or off duty, as this I believe impacts on his lawful possession of a Police firearm, unless of course it was his own, or he is authorised to carry off duty.
      Moonlighting as a security guard is accepted, but Officers carrying arms need to think carefully about thier legal status, in case something goes wrong and a person is killed.
      @Legal Team. I understand your sentiment, and attempt at division, but you must also recognise that rules and regulations are written for a purpose, in many cases to protect the Offiicers themselves, and should be abided by.
      • @ Gun for Hire (17/02/2015, 14:23) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
        A Police Office is always on duty, and is expected to uphold the law at all time on or off the job. You want to tell that he must put down his/her gun and let a criminal shoot him/her, or a citizen being threatened because they off duty. Or not respond when a crime is being committed. If an officer is not authorized to carry a firearm off duty it is left in the armory at the station.

        If it was an ordinary citizen i can understand your argument, in that you cannot discharge a firearm unless you are personally being threatened.
  • Well Sah! (16/02/2015, 17:12) Like (24) Dislike (4) Reply
    There are some real ignorant people in the BVI! You mean to tell me a boy was shot could have been killed and another almost shot and all most of u can comment about is NDP! Other places with gun laws still have crimes..SMH!

    I am very disappointed in Matthew. This really goes to show that you never really know someone.
  • oh no! (16/02/2015, 18:13) Like (16) Dislike (34) Reply
    The man was going to use the ATM machine and the pigman alledgedly shot him!
    • @ oh no! (16/02/2015, 22:32) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
      i agree just mistaken id
    • Really??!! (17/02/2015, 10:03) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
      Really?? Really?? That's all you could come up with? After midnight he was going to the ATM, with mask on?! loaded gun?! demanding money?! firing shots?! And somehow is the only person to end up at the hospital with a gunshot wound?! This is definitely not sounding like a coincidence that he was there. I certainly didn't hear of anybody else seen in the area. I get that you don't want to believe that he is a thief (or would be) but this is definitely not looking like it's NOT him. There are camera's in the general vicinity that should pick some of the activity that went down so I guess we'll hear more about this coincidence!!
  • kino (16/02/2015, 19:57) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yeah oh no making excuses. When our young men get into trouble we find excuses for them instead of facing the truth and try to help. The truth is blaming someone else will not assist him. The truth is the truth crime don't pay.
  • Krack (16/02/2015, 20:22) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    It rough, get well maboy
  • #FreetheGuys (16/02/2015, 21:45) Like (5) Dislike (21) Reply
    To much young men getting wrongfully accused..
    • fool (17/02/2015, 06:07) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      In what world do you live in? How is this a wrongful accusation....if the young men would stop doing shit then they will be fine...tell them to be productive citizens instead of menace to society....
      • @fool (17/02/2015, 09:53) Like (5) Dislike (11) Reply
        He could have picked up a Stray bullet. if you dont got any physical Evidence he was the masked man‎ how can u say its him. as someone say he work there so most likely he have an account there making a late night withdraw. Im just saying get all the Evidence. I want to know how this police officer had time to pull out a gun and shot this man while a gun was pointed at him. Quick draw???
    • born (17/02/2015, 13:19) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
      Moron
  • ??? (16/02/2015, 22:14) Like (6) Dislike (16) Reply
    Was this officer using his service revolver to do a private job???
  • Fam (16/02/2015, 22:32) Like (19) Dislike (12) Reply
    the Matthew that I know will never do this
  • WILLIE P (16/02/2015, 22:41) Like (13) Dislike (24) Reply
    Some of these comments are too lame and too long; WE GOT YOUR BACK MATT
  • Franklin (16/02/2015, 23:02) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    I will put the blame on Grand Theft Auto 5! They make these type of Robberys so easy that these young men think they could try it and get away! Lmao
  • Crank (16/02/2015, 23:05) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    I saw this coming a very long time. the young boys in the BVI wants to move too fast
  • Common Sense (16/02/2015, 23:32) Like (14) Dislike (5) Reply
    @ willie p I hope u still have Matt back when is ur father,mother ,sister or brother, than he robs and kills cuz he don't have any respect for there life and wa they work hard for . Some u all jus really show u don't think any different
  • good man (17/02/2015, 00:16) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
    He grew up a nice little christian boy sda youth
  • man (17/02/2015, 00:32) Like (11) Dislike (5) Reply
    Vino i must give u high five for the only one with a photo and the facts
  • facts (17/02/2015, 01:04) Like (30) Dislike (1) Reply
    I am sure we all have our own assumptions but lets looks at the facts we have so far...
    Fact- A police officer is never off duty
    Fact- Someone attempted to rob him
    Fact- That person fired at him
    Fact- He shot that person
    Fact- This young man was shot at this same location
    Fact- This young man went to the hospital after this incident


    • yes (17/02/2015, 08:53) Like (23) Dislike (2) Reply
      Whats you point to ALL these FACTS, is that the robber, should of think before you did a dumb move.

      These are the problems that we face.

      1. its not your money, why take.
      2. he's lucky, that the officer, didnt shot him in the head, point blank.
      3. did the robber know, that now his family have to pay the price, and find lawyer to represent, his dumb act.
      4. the robber should be looking forward at 15 to 18 yrs behind bars. can't wait to see how this go down.
      5. the robber was to greedy, having a fully time job, and still wanting more money, that he didn't work for.
      6. in the end, he lucky to be alive, because this could of been a nasty gun down.
  • papa (17/02/2015, 07:13) Like (24) Dislike (3) Reply
    this is what happens when those young boys in tola try and live above their means
  • foot (17/02/2015, 08:57) Like (6) Dislike (14) Reply
    When man coming to rob you with gun in your face or back, pelt gun wherever you can. For he to come back and shoot at you again? Shoot that robber down. Our good book used to say, when you taking out, 'take out all' so take him out totally. He lucky. I would ah shoot he in he "bottie" so he couldn't sit down again. Stand up and be counted.
  • HMMMM Wow (17/02/2015, 12:00) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Really can't believe this he a nice person and a wonderful friend still in shock I'm that this Happened he worked there for years you know I'm thanking God that he's still alive and I Pray for his family wow Matthew why Why Such a Good Guy with a bright future wow so speechless right now
  • SB (17/02/2015, 12:16) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    SHORT ARMS DEEP POCKETS......Biggie
  • Solved (17/02/2015, 19:20) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    This case can easily be solved if the collected blood from the scene, dust the gun left behind for finger prints, the mask for DNA(if they got that), and the bullet from his arm if it didn't went str8 through the arm. If they don't match him them they go back to square 1 simple!!
    • @Solved (24/02/2015, 11:07) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
      Hi Mr. Forensic Officer. If the case is so simple, then you should assist the Police in their investigations. You seem to be well versed in carrying out investigations, and who knows how much information you may actually have. Don't hold back! Step Forward!!!!
  • ehem (17/02/2015, 23:42) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Gun laws need amending as time is ticking away. Here's my lil bit for the legislators to consider. A stiffer penalty.. More time in prison for anyone who discharges his firearm at a Police Officer, Immigration officer, Customs officer and prison officer. Just a suggestion. Let us help the legislators to help us feel more protected is all am saying.
  • freedom (18/02/2015, 00:04) Like (9) Dislike (17) Reply
    He's Getting off..there's no case here.
    • Exactly! (19/02/2015, 10:24) Like (5) Dislike (12) Reply
      In the court of Law, facts stand! This is all based up on assumption. If he gets the right Lawyer they'll tear this case apart!!! This is alll assumption

      #ItsNotWhatYouKnow
      #ItsWhatYouCanProveInCourt
      • disappointed (25/02/2015, 15:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        I hope if he gets away, he robs the lawyer that represented him and you.
  • Thanks (18/02/2015, 00:15) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
    A big thank you to the officers because if you didn't shoot him we would not have known what this young man was capable of. Who knows if he had gotten away with it he might have been encouraged to pull of more or bigger and better. Looking at the young man I would never expect something like this. Looks like the boy from next door. Well sah!
  • q tips (18/02/2015, 00:27) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Look how good people does get caught up in bad things
  • tears (18/02/2015, 01:46) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    I feel bad for his mother
  • AC 360 (18/02/2015, 14:12) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Any update vino on the young man
  • Long /n/ Short (18/02/2015, 15:16) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Don't buy any guns. The devil will find work for you once you have them.
  • legal team (18/02/2015, 15:21) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    Criminality is the biggest threat to the peace and tranquility of a country and the police is right between the good citizens and the criminals who want to harm our good citizens..
    I will continue to say,that the officer involved in this shooting incident must be commended by His Excellency the Governor,the Commissioner of police and the National Security Council.
    Having received the full facts and circumstances of this case;whether the officer should have been carrying the crown's firearm or not;in my view,the officer thwarted a serious crime of murder and armed robbery.
    When the police do wrong,we must criticize them,but when they save lives we must commend them.
    Never should society accept the criminal practices of of these gun-men who set their agenda to rob and kill Her Majesty's Citizens.
    The main focus now,should be establishing the connection between a mask-man being shot by a police officer AND a man being admitted at Peebles Hospital with a gun-shot wound.
    If we are serious about safety and about peace and tranquility,our focus should be on the crime that was committed; and not on whether the officer had administrative authorization to be carrying the Crow's Firearm,while doing an escort with cash.
    The Police Act-Laws of the Virgin Islands,make provision for a Police Officer to carry the Crown's Firearm,with the authorization of the C.O.P.
    If an officer shoots a person lawfully, and it is discovered that the Crown's Firearm was not being carried with Authorization of the C.O.P, that does not mean that the shooting was unjustified or unlawful!
    Administratively,the C.O.P may take action internally;But I, as a citizen who depend heavily on the security of the Police for my safety,I say to the officer involved[ "YOU EXECUTED HER MAJESTY'S DUTIES WITH BRAVERY"] And because of you officer,I feel good,knowing that there are many police officers,who prepared to die to protect Her Majesty's BVI.
  • in the news (18/02/2015, 15:27) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    all his mother need to do is take it to the lord in prayer
    • 007 (25/02/2015, 07:38) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
      And what exactly will that do? He has written his own destiny by being such a fool. Getting on knees and talking to yourself will not change anything, except perhaps in your own imagination.
  • big girls rule (18/02/2015, 15:54) Like (21) Dislike (1) Reply
    He is a handsome young man
  • mm (18/02/2015, 21:36) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    He should have stayed in the church
  • There is MORE (24/02/2015, 18:04) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply

    What about his a.......ce that I heard is also working in the same b...????

  • Richie (24/02/2015, 18:17) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Where is the ndp gun law
  • Plank (24/02/2015, 18:18) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sorry, keeping it simple, just plea guilty and start your church in Jail---God has good use for you. Count your blessings.
    • 007 (25/02/2015, 07:37) Like (3) Dislike (11) Reply
      Some idiot always has to bring church into this. Don't you think (operative word here being think) that committing a crime and turning to god to be saved is just making a mockery of the same silly religion you are following? The best thing he can do while in Jail is to talk to other youth about how he has wasted his life over greed, material things, thoughtlessness and his own self centeredness. He needs a few years in jail first before he can be released for an hour at a time to talk about his experiences. He does not need to be in there wasting even more of his life to an imaginary man in the sky that way too many fools still seem to believe in.
      • Informer (25/02/2015, 16:36) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
        @007 seems like you don't like church and praying. God coming back for sinners. if Matthew Committed this crime and ask God for forgiveness. He will be forgiven. Whether you like it or not. If God ha plans for him in Jail to start Church. there is nothing u can do about it.
      • Informer (25/02/2015, 16:50) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
        @007 Shame on you!!!!!!!!!! for not believing that God has powers to change things. PS.14 Verse 1 The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, You are a Fool.
  • wize up (24/02/2015, 20:57) Like (7) Dislike (10) Reply
    another black-man bites the dust( what a shame) the other races coming to BVI and reaping good fortune while the blacks killing and robbing each-other and ending up in the jail( i guss some will blame the NDP)
    • Joseph's raincoat (25/02/2015, 08:25) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      @wize up. What's race got to do with it, or politics for that matter. His actions are out of pure greed and the give it all to me now expectant mentality of some youth today. He had a good job which is more than some, so there are no political points to be made either.
      If the island were predominantly white, then would we say, another white man bites the dust. I think not, it's just statistics reflecting the racial make up, and nothing more than that.
    • goat cheese (25/02/2015, 10:59) Like (5) Dislike (13) Reply

      That guy is an damn @$$. if you have a job you have no reason for robbing. Black man, white man, chinese man don't mean sh.t. Don't rob and that way you Don't get shot. People always coming on here taking a pack of $hit.

    • Don't you know... (25/02/2015, 11:21) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      ..that there are more white men in jail than black men? Don't you know that white men are convicted of committing more heinous crimes?
  • sad (25/02/2015, 00:12) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is really sad.
  • 123 (25/02/2015, 09:36) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    look how ths yute end his career jah
  • 00 (25/02/2015, 09:37) Like (6) Dislike (8) Reply
    Free mathew free mathew you got the wrong petson
  • Lucky (25/02/2015, 09:39) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    this dude lucky redhead is gone from her now
  • More to talk (25/02/2015, 10:22) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply

    ..... ... you are apart of this!

  • sense (25/02/2015, 10:45) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    With All the negativity sayings...what he was doing there if it wasnt him... i know him and is very disappointed about this situation. its not like he dont have a job he has one so it doesnt matter about the NDP or VIP its his sticky fingers. ALL WHO THIEFING GOING TO GET CAUGHT IT ONLY TAKES ONE GOOD DAY.
  • ? (25/02/2015, 10:48) Like (3) Dislike (8) Reply
    Why did the officer allow him to flee the scene after he was shot?
  • hm (25/02/2015, 11:12) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    i out here lookin work and man who have jobs robbing people at gun point.... This is it
  • dd (25/02/2015, 14:44) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Slow down young ppl
  • Biggs (25/02/2015, 14:58) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    @ big girls rule I handsome too and out here free single and ready to mingle
  • Don't free him (25/02/2015, 20:04) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Shame on you....
  • RESUME (25/02/2015, 21:47) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply

    I Hope they see my Resume sigh...I need a Job buddy..Matt I feel so bad for you, not because you're a nice guy, most of us who knows you to some extent knows that you're a wolf in sheeps clothing. I feel bad for H..el and your lil brothers and Sha..la and how you disappoint THEM..You ain THINKING about THEM n..ga! YOU OUT HERE SLIPPING! Real man takes care of his Family and Responsibilites NOT go rob the F#$%^ place where here WORKS..you was gon go back fine and dandy monday morning like usual eh? stpzzz..Ha..l eyes prolly long fulla tears right now..Take a Look Young people, forget about the NDP, VIP forget about showing off and being popular, forget about self service, forget about GREED..if you want to do it; THIS IS HOW YOU EMOTIONALLY KILL YOUR MOTHER.

  • 111 (25/02/2015, 23:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    bossie thoes are some serious chnarges
  • buh wait.. (26/02/2015, 08:32) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    wow.. not the adventist
  • Amen (26/02/2015, 13:11) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    I pray that in the end he will give his life to Jesus
  • I say so (26/02/2015, 18:02) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Free Matthew Everybody else was set free from stealing your brothers and sisters land,big drug charges and Stealing the Government money etc.
  • life (26/02/2015, 23:40) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Society is so blinded! The government steals from you daily... And no ones pleased about it but they say here... My boy steals from the system and everyone is pissed as KCUF..... Open your eyes! And see this system we're ALL trapped in.....
  • legal team (27/02/2015, 19:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thanks DPP and Crown counsel for looking at the evidence presented to you by the police.This country is a free a democratic country;let the provisions of section of the V.I Constitution be executed.Thanks for protecting my people.


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