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UPDATE: Shooting victim identified as Jefferson Joseph

April 16th, 2017 | Tags: shooting Baughers Bay shot dead nightclub
Jefferson Joseph has been identified as the man who died in a hail of bullets this morning April 16, 2017 near the CSY Dock in Baughers Bay. Photo: VINO/File
Mr Jefferson Joseph was reportedly shot while in a vehicle. Photo: Facebook
Mr Jefferson Joseph was reportedly shot while in a vehicle. Photo: Facebook
Police have cordoned off the area where the fatal shooting took place this morning, April 16, 2017. Photo: VINO
Police have cordoned off the area where the fatal shooting took place this morning, April 16, 2017. Photo: VINO
A man is dead following a shooting outside a nightclub near CSY Dock in Baughers Bay, Tortola this morning, April 16, 2017. Photo: Internet Source
A man is dead following a shooting outside a nightclub near CSY Dock in Baughers Bay, Tortola this morning, April 16, 2017. Photo: Internet Source
BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- The man who died in a hail of bullets this morning April 16, 2017 near the CSY Dock in Baughers Bay, on the main island of Tortola, has been identified as Jefferson Joseph.

Mr Joseph, a Virgin Islander, was in trouble with the law in 2013 when he was accused and found guilty in the Magistrate’s Court for possession of an unlicensed firearm, explosives and cocaine.

He was sentenced to about 30 months at Her Majesty's Prison at Balsam Ghut.

Mr Joseph was recently released after serving his time and was caught up in another legal matter; however, was out on bail.

Hundreds of people gathered at the CYS Dock where the body has been after the shooting around 4:00 AM this morning and up to post time at 9:00 AM the body was not yet taken to a mortuary.

Police have also cordon off the road in the area of the CSY Dock and persons travelling to East End from Road Town are being re-routed through Fort Hill.

Meanwhile, Police in a press release this morning confirmed the death of a male ‚Äúfollowing a shooting incident outside the CSY Dock this morning. The male victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Further updates will be provided as they become available.‚ÄĚ

4th homicide in VI for 2017

Mr Joseph brings to four the number of persons killed on Tortola this year. It was on January 6, 2017 that businessman Frankly J. Fahie was murdered by a lone gunman in Long Look. On the morning of March 10, 2017 Alston E. Penn was found dead with head injuries allegedly from rocks in the Windy Hill area of Tortola.

On March 10, 2017 Ashburn A. Dawson aka ‚ÄėAshy‚Äô of Carrot Bay on Tortola was gunned down close to the Sunday Morning Well.

Police have made one arrest in the murder of Mr Penn.

There remain over twenty unsolved murders in the British Overseas Territory of less than forty thousand people.

See previous article published April 16, 2017

Man shot dead outside nightclub in Baughers Bay

A man lost his life following a shooting outside a nightclub in Baughers Bay, Tortola early this morning, April 16, 2017.

According to reports, the incident occurred around 4:00 AM outside a nightclub at CSY Dock.

It is not clear to this news site at this time what were the circumstances surrounding the shooting and whether anyone has been arrested.

More details to follow.

97 Responses to ‚ÄúUPDATE: Shooting victim identified as Jefferson Joseph‚ÄĚ

  • zoe (16/04/2017, 06:51) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
  • man (16/04/2017, 07:07) Like (7) Dislike (24) Reply
    More to come
  • Hannibal (16/04/2017, 07:09) Like (21) Dislike (5) Reply

    That's number 39 unsolved y'all. This sh*t is real but th3 politicians and the clergy quiet. Hmm

  • rip (16/04/2017, 07:25) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
    We were so close J... I'm lost for words...
  • Time was always longer (16/04/2017, 07:47) Like (13) Dislike (24) Reply
    They finally got u. The last time u live this time they got you.
  • talk tola (16/04/2017, 07:52) Like (17) Dislike (4) Reply
    Jeff I guess your nine life up... RIP
  • chad (16/04/2017, 08:03) Like (18) Dislike (5) Reply
    • jj (16/04/2017, 22:11) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      VINO could you confirm if police recovered any firearms from the scene when they arrived.
  • Easter Medz (16/04/2017, 08:23) Like (30) Dislike (46) Reply
    One per month! Wow!!! Who's in the lead St Croix or BVI? This land needs prayer. There's no Holy Spirit not even during Easter. Instead of the Virgin Gorda bachanal let's use the stage for worshipping. Lord we need your help.
    • ..... (16/04/2017, 09:04) Like (32) Dislike (13) Reply
      What the hell does St. Croix have to do with this?? And what the hell does Virgin Gorda have to do with this?? Tired of the dumb comments.
    • spikes (16/04/2017, 09:19) Like (33) Dislike (4) Reply
      Keep STX out of this you all think this is a game this is life value it , and stop destroying the country
    • crucian (16/04/2017, 10:31) Like (3) Dislike (30) Reply
      Why yo doan haul u MS
    • note (17/04/2017, 12:44) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      Do good in your life. Lifestyle counts. VG Festival has nothing to do with people's choices.
  • egg face (16/04/2017, 09:05) Like (23) Dislike (16) Reply
    Ndp does not care about crime
  • See (16/04/2017, 09:21) Like (16) Dislike (18) Reply
    politicians and law enforcement do something now . Stop hiding and collecting your money . you are not getting the job done at all . Show some guts or step down . We are well beyond the crises point in our beloved country

    • Outlaw (16/04/2017, 09:47) Like (55) Dislike (1) Reply
      @see, you make mention of politician and law enforcement but you forgot about the whole community including yourself
    • wize up (16/04/2017, 10:05) Like (10) Dislike (13) Reply
      @ see: the politicians not going to speak out against gun crime because they don't want to become a victim(victimization)....some saying police can't solve crime because the community not sharing information(i say enforcement need to put a better effort into preventing crime by patrolling)...the police have the authority to stop and search not members of the community( dope and guns moving around this little place frequently and freely using the public highways and sea water because law enforcement is lacking) only after the crimes have been committed the law enforcement out in numbers to investigate: block the public roads and look for the guns and dope before the murders(all now the roads are blocked by the law enforcement after the crime done happened)'s like closing the stable door are the horse done gone!!!!
      • Jason (16/04/2017, 11:40) Like (56) Dislike (4) Reply

        @Wize-up, and when the police go out and do that you will be the first to come on line and blog sh*t about police harassment. You people really cannot be please

        • wize up (16/04/2017, 14:17) Like (8) Dislike (12) Reply
          @ Ms Joson: you sound vex but this territory had a vigorous stop and search program under malone/Fraser but Morris stop that program because his kind were being stop as well: some folk have the privilege to pack and leave BVI(not all of we can do it) keep the faith(young lady)
          • Outlaw (16/04/2017, 21:18) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
            @wize-up. There you goes wrong again with your information and spreading false rumors. No one stop the stop & search operations. For your information the stop and search operations has basically become obsolete, with the high and improved technology in place, the news spread very quick so it's like wasting precious time and resources without results. Say what you want, say what you must, we can only reap results when people will come forward and share whatever little information they have.
            • wize up (17/04/2017, 07:22) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
              @ out law: so the cameras will conduct the stop and search: how can technology determine which vehicle on the public road is the one transporting the guns and the dope that continue to kill our people: I know the stop and search is a good step and with a well trained K-9 unit will get those gun runners and dope pusher off our streets: an ounce of prevention is always better than a pound of cure: if you fell sitting in a control room looking at monitoriers will work the God bless you or if you think reviewing video footage after the crimes are committed then God Bless you: if you have nothing to hide then you have no issues when law enforcement ask to search your boat or car: over 30 unsolved murders
              • Outlaw (17/04/2017, 10:23) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
                Wize-up don't be an idiot. All am saying is from the time the police gathered out there and stop one vehicle, a whatsapp message or a Facebook message is all it takes and then the police can stop a million vehicles without success. Even a small child would have understood what I was saying
                • wize up (17/04/2017, 11:03) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
                  @ out law: those WhatsApp messages will cause some of those so called bad boys to think twice before move around with guns: listen good mr outlaw you need meet your political leader and chat with them: I don't know you from a whole in the wall(I looking at measures to prevent crime; let the police set up road blocks and your friends WhatsApp each other to leave them guns home) you keep the faith
        • ... (18/04/2017, 09:25) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
          @ Jason....................................... you are so right!!!!!!!!!
    • @ see (17/04/2017, 22:23) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      No apparent reason for the killers to quibble.
      It's win-win!
  • wize up (16/04/2017, 09:21) Like (15) Dislike (4) Reply
    some occupations are more hazardous than some!!!
  • Cuz (16/04/2017, 09:28) Like (31) Dislike (2) Reply
  • max (16/04/2017, 09:43) Like (74) Dislike (14) Reply

    Love be by the sword die by the sword. No remorse here....So you live so you die....The police did not pull the trigger...One less criminal we have to put up with..

    • Really (16/04/2017, 14:10) Like (62) Dislike (7) Reply
      Ayo become judge jury and executor regardless of what someone do we don't have the right to take someone life cause that shows that person was not better than the dead it got a higher man that going deal with that on judgement day now look we got another criminal to look out for who could possible be the Same person we sleep with when night come cause you don't know who walking ammout is doing what
  • OG (16/04/2017, 09:46) Like (49) Dislike (6) Reply
    These young bloods don't and will never learn to think. If you got heat or beef with anyone you stay ghost as much as possible. You stay away from crowds and you grow another set of eyes. Don't just fall into the crowd. You only setting yourself to be a easy mark.
    • for real (16/04/2017, 14:18) Like (36) Dislike (1) Reply
      @OG, you are so correct, someone is always watching and plotting even the ones who is laughing with you and breaking bread with you. (Trust no one). If you got drama with people, always stay low, never let anyone know where you lay your head at nights, keep your mouth shut and stay ahead of the enemy.

    • Hmm (16/04/2017, 14:27) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
      Easy mark when would they see... expect me like u expect jesus "macville"
  • enough (16/04/2017, 09:55) Like (41) Dislike (5) Reply
    When all the tourist stop coming, all the trust companies leave, all ex pat buisnesses close shop and leave, the politicians will only then realize they should have taken stronger action like 20 year sentences for gun possesion, stop and searches on a daily basis, under cover operations etc. but it was too late.The residents wont be able to fish as they are pretty much all gone from all the charter boats dumping raw sewage into the water as the government were to lazy or stupid to install sewage facilities at all the major docks. The stupidity of all this is that we saw this happen to St Thomas and St Croix and still could not be bothered to stop it. God Help us.
    • son of the soil (18/04/2017, 13:49) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      I agree 20+ yrs for gun possession. Too many guns in this little bvi, and who not from here send them back if they get caught with guns. Clean up the place meh son!!
  • just asking... (16/04/2017, 10:33) Like (2) Dislike (10) Reply
    When will the governors 1.88 m kick in to fund the police?
    • wize (16/04/2017, 11:52) Like (2) Dislike (11) Reply
      @ just asking: the popo need to begin offering rewards then things might change: we already have a set of paid informers
  • Your fault (16/04/2017, 10:42) Like (48) Dislike (1) Reply
    If you don't open your mouth it won't be solved. Every murder on this island someone knows who did it but is a relative or friend. You all have chosen to live amongst thieves and murderers by your silence. Quit bitching. You reap what you sow.
  • Truth (16/04/2017, 10:52) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    All this senseless killing needs to stop, too many families hurting especially children. All the negative bloggers needs to stop, each and everyone of us at some time or the other may have a family member that is affected. No need to be rejoicing. To the family of Jeff near and far, may you all find comfort in God. RIP
  • enough (16/04/2017, 10:59) Like (46) Dislike (4) Reply
    Mr. Governor, you already stepped in with allocating extra funds for the police force. It's clearly not enough as our incapable politicians and police are not going to resolve this huge issue. Please take step no. 2 and request specialized crime teams from the U.K. to come in and take over and clear this mess.
    • Former Police Officer (16/04/2017, 14:16) Like (5) Dislike (13) Reply
      @enough: You sound stupid. Shut up if you don't know what u r saying which is often the case with bofoons who comment on these threads. Police rely on information and physical evidence to solve crime. So called specialized crime team cannot solve crime with information and evidence...
      • @former officer (16/04/2017, 14:42) Like (10) Dislike (4) Reply
        Police also solve crime by doing investigatios and not just siiting in their office and wait on people to come forward. That is your job.
      • Wait and see (17/04/2017, 11:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Time. Give it 2 weeks
  • street justice (16/04/2017, 11:10) Like (52) Dislike (1) Reply

    I might sound cold saying this but these same man is who up and down terrorizing the place so when them fall I personally aint catching no feelings. It could have been my family but, once u out here doing sh*t what happen to u happen. Its a struggle out here and the one who is trying to provide for their family is the one who is been victimized by these thugs, nobody can't catch a break with some of these man on the streets.

  • S.o.BurRRRr (16/04/2017, 11:11) Like (2) Dislike (8) Reply
    I guess they going say it was SOB now ha
    • Purrrrrrr (16/04/2017, 11:39) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
      @S.O.Burrr, naw, not really. When you out here thinking that you are untouchable and people fear you, Plawwww, that is when you get strike. As far as anyone know it could have been a baby in a stroller who did the dew/ pull the trigger.
  • matthew 26:52 (16/04/2017, 11:12) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    "you live by the sword, you die by the sword"
  • GRANNY (16/04/2017, 11:18) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
  • B (16/04/2017, 12:25) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    rip Jeff .
  • broken (16/04/2017, 12:52) Like (10) Dislike (3) Reply
    I saw you about 6 week ago in jail. Visited you with my sister. Prayer for you and even spoke to you about Christ. But now you gone. Something deep inside me told me that once you was out this was going to happen yo you and it actually did. Wich you will guard and find rescue in Jesus but its to late now. My deepest sympathy towards you family especially your children.
  • Phantom (16/04/2017, 13:01) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    This generation is picking each other off one by one. If you have beef with someone whip each other's A.. fist to fist
    and stop being a pu..y and a punk. You shoot someone and you think that is power but in the end, you look like a weak punk.
    • Binocs (16/04/2017, 18:16) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      If this is how the BVI is going to operate solve problem we are killing the only thing we have le and that is the tourist industry. Another thing this man were gun down around four am and up to nine am he were still on the same spot regardless of the situation that was too long other countries the coroner would have gone with the law enforcement and remove the body. Would you all who are blogging would like you have a decease to be in the public so long I guess not while no one knows what the future holds that is something the health should look into. This need to stop it is going on for to long.
  • betty (16/04/2017, 13:03) Like (15) Dislike (6) Reply
    You all needs to stop he is a son father brother uncle and cousin just stop and let's us keep praying
  • Hmm (16/04/2017, 13:05) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Violation, breeds demonstration!
  • de silent one (16/04/2017, 13:20) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    My condolences to his wife/kids and extended family, he was still a human being. However, this matter like others are solvable if the police shows some vigilance and talk to the right person (s). It will also be important to have the right officer working the case too.
  • Amazed (16/04/2017, 13:41) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hmmm. I did not know that Mr. T was living right here in the BVI.
  • I wonder (16/04/2017, 14:23) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well since the police get this 1.8 mill, will this crime go unsolved?
    • Prophet (16/04/2017, 18:49) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yea heard the Police bought a crystal ball with some of the money. They just look in it and they will find criminals. Even if you were shot and you know who did it..don't tell them they will find the shooter.
  • aunt (16/04/2017, 14:36) Like (2) Dislike (11) Reply
    See young in heaven
    • Hmm (16/04/2017, 23:50) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      It's interesting how people think everyone goes to heaven when they die. If someone never gave his/her life to God , hen how does that person go to heaven? Use common sense. Read 1 Theessalonians 4:16 if everyone goes to heaven when they die then who is Christ coming back for to take to heaven? SMH read y'all bible man.
  • no don't tell (16/04/2017, 14:36) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    don't tell me that this is another unsolved mystery?
  • Bewildered (16/04/2017, 14:47) Like (23) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hmm. I am shocked at how many persons who had even the smallest contact with that money gram money have died. This is a strange and unusual matter, strange and unusal.......
    • Nawww (16/04/2017, 16:09) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
      Don't be shocked, there is nothing strange about it. The curse from the money rubbed off on everyone who had something to do with it. That piece of dirty green paper will turn on you and swallow you up if it is not handled the right way. Money is the root of all evil.
      • Dora (17/04/2017, 10:10) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        It is said that "the LOVE of money is the root of all evil." Not money it self.
    • ... (16/04/2017, 16:09) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yes..that moneygram thing has had some far reaching and deadly implications. Blood money...
      • Exactly (16/04/2017, 17:29) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
        They put their hands in Pandora's box when they went and trouble that money gram money. Who ever blood that money was tainted with is striking them all. Anyone that was involved with that heist is dropping one by one.
    • Hmm (18/04/2017, 01:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      huh ?
  • Santo.....101 (16/04/2017, 15:21) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    I remember the last time I saw you
    .....R.I.P real G...gone but not forgotten
  • i from here (16/04/2017, 16:12) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Big man gone hope his family stay strong
  • east (16/04/2017, 20:34) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    When you pick trouble it always comd back to bite ya *wink wink*
  • 1284 (16/04/2017, 20:57) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wa happen to Samantha she gud she waz wid he
  • qc (16/04/2017, 22:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    hope there is no reprisal killings
  • teflon (16/04/2017, 23:41) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
    Think yo was bullet proof huh....fertilize the earth niqqa'
  • Tired (17/04/2017, 02:21) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    The British Virgin Islands is overshadowed by an ominous cloud of death..
    • Correction (17/04/2017, 07:59) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      Actually, it's only Tola. VG, ANE and JVD are doing fine for the most part...So when you speak, please speak correctly. The BVI doesn't have no cloud over it; only rain clouds maybe...
  • legal team (17/04/2017, 07:49) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    May the souls and the soul of the departed rest in peace and let the perpetual light shine upon them,rest in peace.
  • hard times (17/04/2017, 08:36) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    There is no sympathy for people who live by the gun and drug dealing, though if a proper sentence had been given by the courts rather than a paltry 30 months , then this life would not have been lost. Prison not only protects us from criminals it also protects them too .
  • sea weed (17/04/2017, 12:09) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Who would not hear will feel
  • Truth (17/04/2017, 12:34) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why was he even out on bail he's envoled in murder of the young man from long look wow
  • Being real (17/04/2017, 12:41) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is not the only murder he was envoled in
  • bobby (18/04/2017, 01:34) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Bobbys, one mart, money gram, bank, Ashley Winter, Bob You all cud rest in peace now.

    Do into others as you would have it done unto yourself.

  • YeSa (18/04/2017, 07:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This one is heartbreaking, but the other short guy KR that got clear. I do help he know, they are watching him as well. So let him hide.
  • Rest brother (18/04/2017, 07:46) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    You have lived your life you have did what you thought you had to do
  • Hmmm (19/04/2017, 19:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    school children sayy, family members booking tickets to come tortola and retaliate smh
    • @hmmm (20/04/2017, 23:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      This is why we need immigration reform Governor... take some money out for this and lots of it.

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