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USVI police arrest suspect in shooting that injured 3 persons

Brandon Nisbett, 31, has been charged with first-degree assault, unauthorised possession of a firearm, unauthorised possession of ammunition, aggravated child abuse, first-degree reckless endangerment, carrying and using a dangerous weapon during the commission of a crime of violence, and first-degree attempted murder. Photo: VIC
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FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — A man who police believe fired multiple shots with an automatic weapon at a vehicle whose occupants were a father and his 4 and 5-year-old children, is now in police custody, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced late Sunday, January 7, 2018.

The incident followed a shooting that took place at the Festival Village on Saturday night, January 6, 2018 that left one man dead and caused chaos as people frantically tried to take cover.

Commissioner Delroy Richards told The Consortium that police “strongly believe” the two incidents are connected.

Mr Richards on Sunday said the 911 emergency call center had received calls reporting that shots had been discharged in the La Grange area in Frederiksted, and that police pursued the vehicle that had been riddled with bullets and found it abandoned by the Claude O. Markoe Elementary School. Moments later, the 911 emergency call center received another call stating that two children and an adult male had been injured, with the two children being at the Harrigan Court Housing Community.

The two children sustained gunshot wounds to the stomach, while the male victim was grazed in the head and wounded in one of his hands. All three victims are now said to be in stable condition.

On Sunday, police arrested Brandon Nisbett, 31, and charged him with first-degree assault, unauthorised possession of a firearm, unauthorised possession of ammunition, aggravated child abuse, first-degree reckless endangerment, carrying and using a dangerous weapon during the commission of a crime of violence, and first-degree attempted murder.

Unable to make bail of $75,000, Mr Nisbett was remanded to the Golden Grove Detention Center pending his advisement hearing.

The VIPD said the case remains under active investigation, and it’s asking anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of other individuals who may have been involved, or information that may strengthen the case, to call the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-778-2211. You may also contact Crime Stoppers USVI with your anonymous tip here.

10 Responses to “USVI police arrest suspect in shooting that injured 3 persons”

  • Nero Lass (09/01/2018, 02:37) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
    Good job vipd. Nisbett. U have now made your family shame. They migrated and this is the best you can Do? Shame on you.
    • Anu 268 (11/01/2018, 14:51) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Hello Nero, the name Brandon Nesbitt in the article is completely in accurate. Not sure why the police released that name of an innocent man. The person in the photo is Nehimiah Turner originally from Antigua.
  • egg face (09/01/2018, 03:26) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    The face only a mother wil love
  • rock city (09/01/2018, 03:35) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lock him up and toss away the keys
  • Cut his locks (09/01/2018, 09:42) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    These people giving Rasta bad name.. Cut his locks and feed him with Pork and dumpling..
  • why these people do think ignorantly (09/01/2018, 10:22) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    most of the time they can only go to functions where so many innocent folks are attending to enjoy themselves sometimes releasing some stress or just want to get out the house with family and friend just to have a good time then bam here comes trouble guns and things. so even if your own family members are there you don't care. Not only God gonna punish you but the devil too.
  • we (10/01/2018, 02:35) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    firing shots at a man is one thing but innocent children leaves u wondering who shots them 2kids hill penny
  • Cad (13/01/2018, 20:14) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    The bastard shot children, he needs to die.
  • Crucian King (15/01/2018, 21:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    When the laws change ...75 years for a unlicensed firearm...10 years for every bullet...no parole
    .the battle field when stop..and prosperity will take the place of despair..tourist and locals will enjoy our islands
  • Da Doc Toc (30/01/2018, 08:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The man must die. Shooting children a very heinous crime


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