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USVI man with Tortola roots accused of attempted murder in Florida

-Stevie Mc Gus Herbert arrested after shooting in Tamarac
August 26th, 2023 | Tags: Stevie Mc Gus Herbert USVI. Shooting USA Florida
A 43-year-old U.S. Virgin Islands man said to have Tortola roots was at the Broward County main jail on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, accused of trying to kill someone. Photo: Local 10 News
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – A 43-year-old U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) man said to have Tortola roots was at the Broward County main jail on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, accused of trying to kill someone.

Local 10 News in the US said Stevie Mc Gus Herbert, who was born in Charlotte Amalie but lives in Tamarac, confessed to firing a Smith & Wesson .38 special revolver before a bullet grazed the victim’s head, according to Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy Charles Woodnel’s arrests report.

Local 10 news added that the deputy was nearby responding to a noise complaint when Herbert fired a single shot, according to the report.

Herbert was arrested last Saturday night in Tamarac, and corrections booked him on Sunday morning at the main jail in Fort Lauderdale.

A Broward County Assistant State Attorney filed a first-degree felony case against Herbert on Monday, county records show.

Herbert is facing a charge of attempted felony murder, a non-bondable offense punishable with up to 30 years in prison.

Broward County Circuit Judge, Michael Lynch is presiding over the case.

41 Responses to “USVI man with Tortola roots accused of attempted murder in Florida”

  • Sam (26/08/2023, 17:33) Like (30) Dislike (21) Reply
    What are his ties to the BVI? If this is going to be used in the headline, please make the connection.
    • @ sam (26/08/2023, 18:14) Like (37) Dislike (9) Reply
      You could tell you not from here
    • lol (26/08/2023, 18:26) Like (32) Dislike (4) Reply
      You int from the BVI if u don’t know him lol
    • @ sam (26/08/2023, 18:46) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
      what's that supposed to mean?
      • Up Yonder (27/08/2023, 16:54) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
        You can count on that DNA curse to take over for a sacrifice by these Non- Bvi mortals.
        • @up yonder (29/08/2023, 09:20) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
          Herbert is not a USVI nor BVI origin and can be traced to its first arrival not so long ago.
    • Lucifer morningstar (28/08/2023, 08:24) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      You not from here else your wouldn't ask that. Go back where you from just cause you have residency here shut up outsider.
    • AGE CHECK (28/08/2023, 12:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You want to know his ties BUT I want them to check his age again. CAN'T BE 43... this guy looks older than his father...OMG
  • jack (26/08/2023, 17:39) Like (28) Dislike (2) Reply
    He use to paint cars
  • i see (26/08/2023, 17:41) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
    Man Stevie u looking old so u say u may not see jonhson guht in aa long time
  • —————————— (26/08/2023, 18:17) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Sad times we’re living in
    • What's the reason.. (27/08/2023, 03:23) Like (8) Dislike (7) Reply
      A man ain going just get up and try to kill someone, or kill some one unless be is mad.. it must be some kind of personal or family violation, disrespect or self defense.. a lot of us have killing someone thoughts that cross our minds for reasons mentioned above but we used better judgement and common sense and quickly dismissed those thoughts, not everyone has the capacity.. Giving us the reason or alleged reason next time when you bringing these kind of news. Investigate.
      • Me (28/08/2023, 06:30) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
        “ lot of us have killing someone thoughts that cross our minds”. Wow!
        • El Demonio Negro (28/08/2023, 15:24) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
          Cross my mind daily. The way people act around this island it's easy imagining killing them.
  • Impossible (26/08/2023, 19:04) Like (6) Dislike (30) Reply
  • Wait (26/08/2023, 19:09) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    He’s 43
  • Georgie (26/08/2023, 19:13) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    Long time me an’t see my boy gold patch
  • dd (26/08/2023, 19:56) Like (15) Dislike (9) Reply


  • Taxi Man (26/08/2023, 20:15) Like (23) Dislike (1) Reply
    He used to drive his father‘s safari bus for tours and was then very polite and well groomed like his father. Sad to see him now
  • miami (26/08/2023, 20:24) Like (1) Dislike (8) Reply
    I remember when BVI was honored in Tamarac FL. Did he shoot another tolian?
    • @miami (26/08/2023, 23:30) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
      No Sir /Madam he missed. If it was one of we, we would have already kill deh person.
  • Real Talk (26/08/2023, 21:17) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Lord do pray fo he
  • Shocked (26/08/2023, 21:35) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    This cannot bey longtime friend from Johnsons Ghut. What you get yourself into? What about your wife and children?
  • VOTER6BVI (26/08/2023, 21:39) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
  • life (26/08/2023, 22:29) Like (47) Dislike (1) Reply
    Life is stressful especially in the us. You can't catch a break. You got to drive long hours to get to work and back. As you get in your house it's time to go again it's a mental stress. You think the pasture is greener on the other side yes but it takes a toll on the body most times. Leave stevie alone he alone know what is going on. We outside looking in speculating pray for him anyone can fall but it if we can get up and shake off.
  • Lg (27/08/2023, 00:07) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Salt& pepper (27/08/2023, 04:40) Like (1) Dislike (8) Reply
    I know u when you were around six you were playful your mom maybe sorry for you now but real talk if they didn't put a name to the this picture I would have not recognize that was you so all that welth your mom have she will have to spend that on legal fees. later on in life that could have gone in to your poket
  • tola (27/08/2023, 07:05) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    Y’all just like to talk about people eh mental health is real it don’t take much to loose it some a y’all don’t even call to check on your own parents much less your Friends but when thing happen is the $&?! People the talk when they don’t know and think they know check on your peoples what’s a call to say what’s good I’m checking in on you! Y’all just bad mind from long!
  • rattie (27/08/2023, 07:33) Like (5) Dislike (7) Reply
    Nothing needs to be explained here. A crime was committed and you do the crime, you do the time!
  • faith (27/08/2023, 09:18) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    Last time I saw this kind and quiet man was at NLBC sitting not too far away from me. He knows God and whatever happens, he has to put his faith in God that the situation will be worked out.
  • the rock (27/08/2023, 10:07) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    This has to be no way out for him, this is not the way he is, I pray it work, out well for him and his family!
  • Lady (27/08/2023, 10:54) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Stevie is a cool dude. I grew up with him. I am happy that he missed otherwise it would have been a lifetime sentence.
    • @ Lady (27/08/2023, 15:29) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      It could still be a lifetime sentence since he is quoted as saying his intent was to kill.

      Updated article:

      “Upon interview, Herbert admitted to firing his weapon at the victim, claiming self-defense, stating he felt threatened.

      Furthermore, Herbert reportedly told deputies that his training called for always shooting to kill, not wound, and he had every intention of killing the victim with a shot to the back of her head but only slightly missed the mark.

      The victim said she attempted to communicate with Herbert but couldn’t due to the noise. After turning to walk away, she heard a gunshot and felt a blow to the back of her head. Turning around, she saw Herbert holding a firearm.“
  • SB (28/08/2023, 08:21) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Damn not the homie STEVIE
  • v (28/08/2023, 08:26) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    What an idiot saying he had every intention to kill.
  • what (28/08/2023, 11:12) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Something must have gone terribly wrong. He was not known to be this type of person.
  • AKA (28/08/2023, 13:47) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    Did this guy go by the name Eugene years ago ?
  • @V (29/08/2023, 11:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why call him an idiot. The man was being truthful out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. God honor's truth. He can work a miracle in this situation
  • Rick (01/09/2023, 06:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    It appears that this gentleman is wrestling with mental illness. Just reading his story and looking at the facial expression.

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