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UPDATE: Shooting victim identified as Jerry Castro-Felix, 25

August 11th, 2018 | Tags: Purcell Estate Tortola shot dead Virgin Islands
The man gunned down on the streets of Purcell next to Onemart, has been identified as local resident, Jerry Casto-Felix, who is 25 years of age. Photo: Team of Reporters
Emergency services on the scene following the deadly shooting. Photo: Team of Reporters
Emergency services on the scene following the deadly shooting. Photo: Team of Reporters
PURCELL ESTATE, Tortola, VI- Our newsroom can confirm that the man gunned down on the streets of Purcell, next to the Onemart new blue building, has been identified as local resident, Jerry Casto-Felix, who is 25 years of age.

The young man, who lives next to the Delta Petroleum Service Station, was shot dead with a single bullet to the back of his head around 8:00 PM, last evening, Friday August 10, 2018.

He died immediately, according to medical sources.

Residents and family members describe the young man as quiet and friendly.

The Police investigation is ongoing.

The Staff, Management and Board of Directors of Virgin Islands News Online, convey our condolences to the family of the late Jerry Castro-Felix.

See previous article published August 10, 2018

Man shot dead in Purcell Estate

A young man was moments ago shot dead on the streets of Purcell Estate, on the main island of Tortola, Virgin Islands (VI).

The fatal shooting occurred around 8:00 PM.

Police and other emergency services are on the scene conducting investigations.

The details surrounding the shooting were up to publication time unknown but Virgin Islands News Online will provide updates as they become available.

18 Responses to “UPDATE: Shooting victim identified as Jerry Castro-Felix, 25”

  • one eye (10/08/2018, 20:56) Like (20) Dislike (1) Reply
    Rip jerry
  • Peaceinthestreets (10/08/2018, 21:30) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
    May his soul rest in power. It didn't have to come to this. Speaking for strength and guidance for his family cuz' God knows that we all know what it feels like to lose a love one.
  • the man (10/08/2018, 22:38) Like (7) Dislike (26) Reply
    Tortola is a warzone. But may his soul rest in peace. The violence still continues. When will it end?
  • West side (10/08/2018, 23:10) Like (26) Dislike (1) Reply
    Omg this young man , what could he had done to died like this ? Who so ever killed this young man , god knows it only a matter of time .
  • Young people crying out (11/08/2018, 06:43) Like (29) Dislike (10) Reply
    It's a shame. May God have mercy on you. May he convict the hands that is responsible.


    *Say this pray*
    Have mercy on me, O God,
    according to Your unfailing love;
    according to Your great compassion
    blot out my transgressions.
    Wash away all my iniquity
    and cleanse me from my sin.
    For I know my transgressions,
    and my sin is always before me.
    Against You, You only, have I sinned
    and done what is evil in Your sight,
    so that You are proved right when You speak
    and justified when You judge.
    Surely I have been a sinner from birth,
    sinful from the time my mother conceived me…
    Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
    wash me and I will be whiter than snow…
    Create in me a pure heart, O God,
    and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
    Do not cast me from Your presence
    or take Your Holy Spirit from me.
    Restore to me the joy of Your salvation
    and grant me a willing spirit to sustain me.
    Then will I teach transgressors Your ways,
    and sinners will turn back to You.


  • The Phantom (11/08/2018, 07:09) Like (23) Dislike (6) Reply
    You that pulled the trigger have to come from under your mother bed sooner than later. You stupid punk you don't know what can of worm you just open. I know you are reading this blog. I just want you to know Karma is hunting your A** like a hunter with night vision goggles. Street justice in rear form is comming your way.You F**k up, you have to be dealt with.
    • OG (11/08/2018, 08:52) Like (12) Dislike (5) Reply
      You bad enough to pull out that smoker and murk someone, don't run skurd/ scared when the same treatment come your way you P***y I'm sh***ing in my diaper punk a**.
  • To the Family (11/08/2018, 07:30) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    My condolences to the young man family and friends.
  • Jessica Jone (11/08/2018, 08:44) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    John Wick in town again! Crazy, Sick, Stupid Person(s).
  • wow (11/08/2018, 12:54) Like (27) Dislike (17) Reply
    So why do we feel that we need to use a picture of a victim on the ground dead. If we want to run a country we have to make better decisions in our personal businesses. We are still a tourist destination and it is still our bread and butter. My prayers go out to the family.
  • watcher (11/08/2018, 14:26) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
    The back of the head, straight up exercutation. That is some cold blooded evil s:;t. Well Mr.trigger man, you feel better, you got your rocks off? did your b÷lls grew bigger? Dude, you might be packing heat but that is not going to protect you when the real heat start.
    • @ watcher (12/08/2018, 06:59) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
      This was a cold blooding killing! You really think tgis was someone from here?! This young man was a friendly person but do we know what he use to do in dark?
  • ccc (11/08/2018, 14:56) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
    I am hurt how they killed this youth
  • Well Suh (11/08/2018, 17:32) Like (18) Dislike (2) Reply

    But wah Jerry coulda done to really deserve this? jus heartless mehson. Everybody know Jerry don't trouble nobody. Always jus deh sittin and coolin. Mindin he own. Whoever give Jerry death deserves death back. Piece of sh*t.

  • Mary (11/08/2018, 17:42) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Sad sad
  • island man (12/08/2018, 09:52) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    My condolences to the family and friends
  • su (13/08/2018, 13:07) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Very sorry hope the people around would talk and onemart cameras rolling. This was not right. To the killer a family member of yours is next sad to say do not be surprize its in the making of time. Only some people tells the future before hand and i know you will read this turn your self in before things get worst


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