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USVI men accused of shooting @ family, including children, jailed

24-year-old Okimo J. Heywood (left) and 24-year-old Kherique E. Lewis (right) were both arrested and charged with third-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment, and discharging and aiming a firearm. Photo: VIC

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix— Two of three men accused of shooting at a woman, her boyfriend and the woman’s children who were riding bicycles while the family gathered outside their apartment in the Marley Housing Community in St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI), were arrested, charged and jailed, [US] Virgin Islands Police Force (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced Saturday, February 11, 2017.

The incident occurred at about 11:28 AM on Thursday, February 9, 2017 following 911 reports of shots being discharged in the Marley Housing Homes in Frederiksted, according to Mr Dratte.

Upon arrival to the scene, officers made contact with the female victim, who stated that she was outside of her home with her boyfriend and children, who were riding their bikes, when three individuals in a blue vehicle rolled down the passenger-side window and started shooting at them. The victim said she then dropped to the ground, grabbed her children and rushed inside the apartment. The vehicle continued shooting and then fled the area; no one was injured, according to police.

According to Mr Dratte, patrol units searched the area and located the vehicle, which was then processed and included evidence that revealed two of the individuals involved in the shooting.

Later the same day, at about 11:39 PM, 24-year-old Okimo J. Heywood and 24-year-old Kherique E. Lewis were both arrested and charged with third-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment, and discharging and aiming a firearm.

Heywood and Lewis were remanded to the Golden Grove Detention Center pending their advise-of-rights hearing.

Police are asking anyone with further information about this incident to contact the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-778-2211. You may also remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477 or here, and 911.

15 Responses to “USVI men accused of shooting @ family, including children, jailed”

  • rock city (12/02/2017, 11:58) Like (65) Dislike (0) Reply
    a face only a mother can love
  • ------------------- (12/02/2017, 12:53) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    After all, unjust and violent actions cannot end well.
  • Reader (12/02/2017, 14:49) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    I note how quick they were to find the vehicle and evidence found inside, leading to a quick arrest of two of the three men committing this crime that could have led to lost lives...this also implies that someone wasn't afraid to report what they saw....I hope this can inspire others to do the same...
  • Wow! (12/02/2017, 16:00) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Those m....f*&#ers are 24? They look so old...damn!
    • man (12/02/2017, 23:41) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Quite the opposite.....they have an obligation to live and die.....typical comment.
  • Citizen (12/02/2017, 20:34) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Young men do something positive out of your life for God sake.
  • Satan Pinckney (12/02/2017, 21:00) Like (29) Dislike (0) Reply
    These dudes doing these satanic things need to cut their dread locks. Stop wearing locks if your heart is evil.. Locks has a meaning.. It represent the sheep. Humbleness and peace. Rasta fari ain no fake. Cut your dresds if your heart is evil. These are Satan Pinckney
  • !!!!!!! (13/02/2017, 13:49) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Dude look like sideshow Bob from the Simpsons Cartoon.
  • Di evolutionist (13/02/2017, 17:07) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I swaer that one one the left look like he invrnted fire and lived in a cave
    • Woolly Mammoth (13/02/2017, 20:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      LMAO. That comment had me cracking up. Good one evolutionist!! lol

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