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UPDATE: Jason Potter Jr aka 'Thug' identified as man shot dead @ Greenland

Virgin Islands News Online can confirm that the man fatally shot at Greenland last night, August 4, 2022, has been identified as Jason Potter Jr aka Thug. Photo: Team of Reporters
Information reaching our newsroom is that a man was fatally shot at Greenland, on the eastern end of Tortola last night. Photo: Internet Source/File
Information reaching our newsroom is that a man was fatally shot at Greenland, on the eastern end of Tortola last night. Photo: Internet Source/File
GREENLAND, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islands News Online can confirm that the man fatally shot at Greenland last night, August 4, 2022, has been identified as 22-year-old Jason Potter Jr aka Thug.

We are satisfied that the next of kin has been identified, hence the release of the name of the victim.

Police have begun their investigation into the murder of Mr Potter Jr.

There have now been four fatal shootings in the [British] Virgin Islands for 2022.

Jaquan Thomas was fatally shot in Little Apple Bay on January 30, Le’Shaughn A. Smith was shot dead at Huntums Ghut on February 24, and Corey Butler was fatally shot near Scatliffe Alley on June 21.

See previous article published August 5, 2022.

Man reportedly shot dead @ Greenland

Information reaching our newsroom around 2:00 am on August 5, 2022, is that a man was fatally shot at Greenland, on the eastern end of Tortola last night.

It is unclear at this time what led to the shooting.

"Police can confirm that one male is dead following a shooting incident in the Greenland area. Further details will be provided as they become available," Police Media Liaison Diane L. Drayton stated this morning.

More details to follow.

49 Responses to “UPDATE: Jason Potter Jr aka 'Thug' identified as man shot dead @ Greenland”

  • WOW (05/08/2022, 07:14) Like (22) Dislike (3) Reply
    Not good news at all...
    • Rubber Duck (05/08/2022, 16:07) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
      They never believe it will be them.
    • Greg (06/08/2022, 08:19) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
      Being a Thug means an early death. These young ones will never get a chance to grow old or even get to know the beauty of life. Maybe cause he's a THUG.
  • The TRUTH (05/08/2022, 08:12) Like (18) Dislike (4) Reply
    The wild East at it again
  • lodger (05/08/2022, 08:35) Like (28) Dislike (2) Reply
    Festival almost made a clean sheet apart from road accidents.
  • Last fun (05/08/2022, 08:52) Like (4) Dislike (12) Reply
    Hope he had fun jouvert morning, sad.
  • WHY ❓ (05/08/2022, 09:04) Like (58) Dislike (4) Reply
    CAN'T LIVE IN PEACE AND HARMONY WITH
    EACHOTHER , WE ALL LIVE ONCE AND DIE ONCE , WHY WE DO WE HAVE TO KILL ???? AND EVEN THE SO CALLED JUSTICE SYSTEM IS RELEASING COLD BLOODED KILLERS
    BACK ON THE STREETS ACCORDING TO WHO THEY ARE TO CONTINUE THEIR KILLING
    SPREE AND GAIN THEIR BRAGGING RIGHTS ON THE STREETS • ( HOW WONDERFUL ) , AND THE HOLY PASTORS BISHOP/ POLITICIANS / CRISTIAN COUNSEL ONLY HOLLERING OUT ( RACISM , COLONIALISM REPARATION AND INDEPENDENCE , WHAT A SET OF PRETENDERS / HYPOCRITES
  • hmmm (05/08/2022, 09:05) Like (9) Dislike (23) Reply
    I was up and I went outside to smoke and I wanted to no who and y them on the basketball Court at 3 oclock ......but I dont recall hearing anything. That's crazy
    • 3 am (05/08/2022, 10:41) Like (26) Dislike (11) Reply
      you smoking at three in the morning. boy, I know hardship when I hear it. 3 am
      • To 3 am (05/08/2022, 12:28) Like (17) Dislike (5) Reply
        Not everyone who smokes is going through hardships genius....even millionaires smoke so what's your point?
        • Ummm (05/08/2022, 13:23) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
          He/she said 3am
          • Hmmmm yess (05/08/2022, 18:03) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
            The body and the criminal investigators were there still searchin and making sure they don’t miss any evidence etc
      • @3 am (05/08/2022, 13:21) Like (28) Dislike (5) Reply
        Yep,....Stressed out to the fullest, can't sleep and 4 kids to deal with in morning......ayo stinking government making it worsttt
        • @@3am (06/08/2022, 16:56) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
          Time to close the baby factory and return to your place of great government.
      • lol (05/08/2022, 13:52) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
        Yes cause that is the Best Time to meditate and command the order of your day
    • VI Gyal (05/08/2022, 13:50) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
      I heard those gunshots clear as nothing.
    • Run deh Route (05/08/2022, 15:08) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Ain’t happen 3 it happen round 10:45
  • Mrs Tubman (05/08/2022, 10:06) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
    As expected. Never fail to dissappoint. Tis so dem is.


  • Lawd had mussy (05/08/2022, 10:23) Like (5) Dislike (7) Reply
    Help us fadda wid dees yung people. Dem need d help of d lawd. End times is coming! The VI need to go to church and stop sining b4 it too late. Help dem fadda JESUS.
  • Detective (05/08/2022, 10:41) Like (40) Dislike (4) Reply
    So 4 gun murders on Tortola of young men this year. Also this year the mysterious disappearance of several young men from Tortola allegedly at sea. Not to mention all the motorcycle deaths of young men on Tortola this year. Seems like young men on Tortola are under attack from the owners of guns, boats or their own motorcycles.
    • Hmmmm (05/08/2022, 11:17) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      drugs/ranks/respect
      • ... (05/08/2022, 11:52) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
        Throw that sh*t out its pure ignorance nothing about drugs, ranks, nor respect. Some young people feel they are slave owners and have unchecked personality problems. ITS ABOUT GUNS! Put a gun in their hand and suddenly they think they're god!
    • ... (05/08/2022, 11:49) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
      Its better than the states where you can get shot on the street or have a fire arm pointed for driving mistakes on a public road. This is extremely sad though! We have no excuse to have this any guns in the hands of hot headed people. There is no gun store here unlike the states so police need to step it up but I wouldn't doubt they are part of the problem cause they love money.
    • As you sow (05/08/2022, 12:04) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
      Live by the sword, die by the sword. There is no honor among thieves. This will go on as long as the criminality continues. The criminality will continue as long as there's easy money running boats and such.
  • Observer (05/08/2022, 11:16) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    Be careful in your choice of nickname.
  • Poor Blackman (05/08/2022, 11:27) Like (25) Dislike (2) Reply
    Kills another Blackman, Black Lives Matter, love your brother, don’t kill him.

    The hate you give=Thug , so give solidarity.

    Ego and street credit is not to kill for, being upset or embarrassed is not to kill for. If you have a bad day is not to kill for.

    If someone says the wrong thing or laugh at a bad joke is not to kill for.

    The black man kills his brother for fist of dollars, a gold chain and cell phone.
    The black gangster kills his own to be ego boss, or to run the bloc.

    Blackman do better, work together.
  • .... (05/08/2022, 11:44) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    younger and younger they going sad day for another family
  • hold up (05/08/2022, 11:46) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    I am not a religious phonetic but the Good Books speaks about things like this will happen. It is mindful to see changes in the bvi society

    black people what going on my goodness
    • Jones (05/08/2022, 13:19) Like (7) Dislike (7) Reply
      The so called good book that you refer to talked nothing about guns and the uneducated peasants that wrote it thought the world was flat and certainly had no idea that America existed, let alone Tortola
      • @ Jones (06/08/2022, 03:12) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
        you poor thing
        just sit in a corner while watching your self in a mirror
  • Native Senior Citizen of the British Virgin Islands (05/08/2022, 11:54) Like (11) Dislike (4) Reply
    Condolence to the parents, relatives, and friends of the shot victim, Jason Potter Jr. It is time that we admit that we are not fully experiencing emancipation proclamation in the BVI, a matter of fact no country in this world does. While at this time we have not been told the ful story of the latest shoted death of young Jason Potter Jr death, most of us are well aware of the elegal drugs problem, and others deadly potential issues facing us, especially our youths nowadays in the BVI.
    Who are to blame? Many have blamed all politicians, others blamed some some. Many have blamed the preachers, others some. Many have blamed the white supremacist colonial practices, other have blamed black people disunity among themselves. Many have blamed God. Many are saying there is no God. Many are blaimind Satan and his demonic forces. The blame game is continuing. But until we come to realized that we all share a part of the blame, the evils that is causing greatest damage against humanity will continue to expanding here, there, and everywhere, facts. Believe me or not.

    The Lord God our Creator says, "My people perishing, daily, for lack of life preserving knowledge, and sound wisdom."
    Vote your conscience.
    Like or dislike.

  • Serious Bondage (05/08/2022, 12:28) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    For those of you that have the mental capacity to comprehend what takes place at this time of year. Our celebration with its reckless abandon is nothing more than an invocation of demonic spirits to kill steal and destroy. We are so focused on the money aspect that we never understand that there must be blood sacrifice. This is the basics of paganism. If you connect the dots you will see Christianity standing naked. Until we become conscious of reality we will continue to pay the price. The common denominator in the majority of these incidents is drugs and alcohol but these are the corner stones of our foundation so we turn a blind eye as the beat goes on.
  • rip (05/08/2022, 12:51) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    live by the gun, die by the gun. rip
  • WE HIDING IT AS USUAL (05/08/2022, 13:25) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    ANOTHER ONE BITES DAH DUST ???? , AND ITS STILL BUSINESS AS USUAL / ALL YOU HYPOCRITES WHO BANGING OFF ALL YO TRAPS ON RACISM ETC , JUST SIT BACK AS IF IT AIN'T A BIG DEAL AS THE YOUTHS ARE EXPOSED TO GUNS / DRUGS AND COLD BLOODED MURDER AND THEIR TRAPS ARE SHUT ON THOSE YOUTHS WHO IS KILLING EACHOTHER / AND QUICK TO JUMP ON THE UK ,/ JASPERT / CINDY ,BORIS , AND EVEN SITTING DOWN NIN 5HE STREET TO FOOL PEOPLE WHILE ALL THIS GOING ON IN THEIR OWN BACK YARD , ????
    • To we hiding it as usual (05/08/2022, 14:23) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      Exactly!!! Where are the ones that love to protest and sit and block the road???
  • smh (05/08/2022, 13:48) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
    Sad very sad a young life was taken away. With a nickname like *THUG* what you’ll expect? People just picking up nicknames and being excepted until they live up to their names. Avoid ghetto names as it have an effect. Be positive and live right.
  • MLK jr (05/08/2022, 15:23) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    " we must live together as brothers or perish together as fools"
  • Video (05/08/2022, 15:48) Like (2) Dislike (10) Reply
    Collins is a waste crime up under him
    • eheh (06/08/2022, 17:09) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      No sah ! Crime is up under Collins you say?. Actually, crime is up under the mothers of these fatherless thugs. The birth of these ill begotten did not have to happen.
  • w (05/08/2022, 16:57) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    When ever yoù hear gun shot and them dog start to bark some one gorn though all this madness when i was growing up all we know is shot bird will that has become a style
  • Weird stuff (05/08/2022, 22:52) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    When a black man kills another black man everyone shrugs their shoulders and get on with their day to day routine. When a white man kills a black man, we raise hell and proclaim that “Black Lives Matter”…People are weird messon…
  • You see (06/08/2022, 07:41) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Firstly, condolences to the Family and friends. Why the people who quick to shut down clubs when fighting, disturbance and shooting occur dont blog and say close down the Green land field or the Fishbay Road. People wake up, Murder can happen anywhere not only at clubs. What we need is intervention to assist the Police because once a Murderer kill and get away he will kill again dont wait until it hit home to talk.
  • Ayyye (06/08/2022, 11:57) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Let’s not assume his gender he might be a they/them
  • Put D blame (06/08/2022, 14:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    on the UK , that seems to be the new song ,
    lately ) so you can always tell when they got something to hide / and a guilty conscience needs accuser ????
  • Lillian (06/08/2022, 15:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    imagine from whom are these children are coming from!!! we dont hear children from others than locals !shamefull
  • This hit hard (06/08/2022, 20:48) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    TERRAH!!!! Hustler like Terrah!!!! Rest in power!!! May the person be revealed and held accountable to the highest extent!!!


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