St. John Homicide Investigation

ST JOHN, USVI – On January 1 at 11:42 p.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center received a call of shots fired in Cruz Bay, in the vicinity of Pine Peace. Officers traveled to the location and found an unresponsive Black male who sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Emergency Medical Technicians on the scene concluded that the victim had no vital signs.

The victim was identified by family members as 28-year-old Lessroy Gumbs.

Anyone who has information about this incident is urged to contact police by calling 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211 extension 5617 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-TIPS, where your information can earn you a reward.