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VI Islander Devon Freeman shot dead in USVI

Devon Freeman was shot to death in the area of the Tutu High Rise housing community at around 5:44 AM today, June 20, 2016, according to Glen Dratte, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) public information officer. Photo: Team of Reporters

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — A man said to be from the Virgin Islands (VI) has met his death via gun violence in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands.

According to a report in the VI Consortium today, June 20, 2016, Devon Freeman was shot to death in the area of the Tutu High Rise housing community at around 5:44 AM, according to Glen Dratte, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) public information officer.

The VIPD was alerted by the 911 emergency call center of shots fired near the housing community. Upon arrival to the scene, police made contact with the unresponsive male, later identified by next of kin as 42-year-old Devon Freeman. Mr Freeman was shot to death,” according to Mr Dratte.

No other information was divulged.

The case is presently under investigation by the Homicide Task Force, according to Dratte.

Police are asking anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of suspects to contact the Task Force at (340) 774-2211 extensions 5617 and 5554. You can also call 911, Crime Stoppers VI, the commissioner’s office at (340)715-5506 and the chief’s office at (340)715-5548.

30 Responses to “VI Islander Devon Freeman shot dead in USVI”

  • wize up (20/06/2016, 15:45) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    These guns and this black on black crime(WOW)..
  • the rock (20/06/2016, 16:07) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
    lavida I am so sorry for yur lost, please be strong, Devon I done missing u brother!
  • gun city (20/06/2016, 16:15) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    So sad
    • Researcher (21/06/2016, 00:11) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      the USVI need to go full communist like Singapore and then the badmen will face there match.
  • Fam (20/06/2016, 17:21) Like (8) Dislike (6) Reply
    Stay strong leveda god will be there
    • Binocs (20/06/2016, 23:40) Like (5) Dislike (27) Reply
      It is sad the man lost his life, but a damn insult to say "god will be there" - where was he when the guy was gunned down. Such an insensitive thing to say to somebody grieving. smh
      • the rock (21/06/2016, 07:34) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
        u are an a$$hole--sad
      • chad (21/06/2016, 09:28) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply

        Your ignorant is so sh**ty

      • god is real (21/06/2016, 14:21) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
        on the behalf of the living god, the creator of life, I hand you this donkey for your vile, disgusting, your mom wishes she didnt waste those 9 months comment, you sir i mean a$$ is insensitive to bring up such an statement in the moment of grief.
      • qq (21/06/2016, 22:52) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        SMH SMH SMH you people are sick
      • natalia (22/06/2016, 02:28) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
        You are a fool. Don't blame GOD he don't send ANYONE to get themselves in trouble if he walked in righteousness maybe tHings may have been different
    • foxy (21/06/2016, 00:09) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      All inclusive? Who wants to go on vacation to a country where the citizens wants to rob & kill you for money.
      • wize up (21/06/2016, 06:47) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ foxy: send a letter to your premier and share this information with him: listen to house of assembly and not one member of parliament speaks about the crimes in this territory all them talk about is how to save the financial services or save the whales: as you so rightly full noted who will come to BVI within the next 10 years because at the current rate, crime is quickly becoming the other pillar of our economy so we looking at fininical services, tourism and arm robberies
        • Not in BVI (21/06/2016, 11:07) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
          This crime did not occur in the British Virgin Islands
          • wize up (21/06/2016, 20:32) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
            @ not in BVI: we all know this; BUT It is happening here as well so what is your point....all now a young man missing; one got murdered a few day ago and you here talking about the crime did not occur in the British Virgin Islands
  • family (20/06/2016, 18:32) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    So sad DEV, its like a dream that I'm not ready to accept that not seeing around anymore. We grew up in main street fonseca alley, words can't express the pain I'm feeling. I miss you DEV, my big brother. The person or persons who did this are cowards.
  • SMH (20/06/2016, 20:36) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    why are we killing each other
  • one eye (21/06/2016, 00:05) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Let the world see what 'suffaration' and wanton disrespect for human life, brought-on by some of the macro-economic decisions which our leaders have made, have brought us. Let us not be ashamed.
  • judge (21/06/2016, 06:41) Like (1) Dislike (12) Reply
    flashing de corn in the wrong place..taxed?
  • time will tell (21/06/2016, 10:01) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    RIP shabby
  • Hmm (21/06/2016, 15:38) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    whats going on in our little VI???
  • Taniya June 21,2016 (21/06/2016, 22:23) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply

    My uncle dam he did not do any thing to those m#%$&@&r they should go to hell

    • WELP (23/06/2016, 10:37) Like (3) Dislike (8) Reply
      Making money on other man turf is a crime punishable by death. Just the way we role ayo let other people make money on your turf well good for you.
    • tony (15/02/2018, 10:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Hello: Any relations to Derk Freeman . If so I have been trying to contact Derk Freeman. I have been trying to find my brother for 15 years. Tony.
  • Patricia Mc Rae (22/06/2016, 08:44) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lavida My friend so sorry for your loss, remember that God is always in the midst
  • RoRo aka Rosey (SHABBS!) (15/09/2016, 13:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    i just thought of you and thats why i came here....GOD...i miss u shabby you was like a dad to me always speaking sense in my help me listen for that you will always be in heart..i never get to tell you this but i love you mehn!!!!

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