Two Arrested Following The Shooting Of A Vincentian In Tortola

(BVI POLICE REPORT) – Officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force Major Crime Team are now in a position to release the name of the victim in yesterday’s shooting.

Deverson Williams, 38, a native of St. Vincent, who resided in Long Trench, was pronounced dead at the scene after sustaining several gunshot wounds while in his vehicle in the Fish Bay area around 3:45 pm yesterday.

The victim’s vehicle, nearby vehicles and the International Motors building also sustained damage. Evidence indicates that a high-powered weapon was used in this incident.

Following the incident, a search warrant was carried out on a property on Tortola which resulted in the seizure of a loaded firearm and ammunition.

Two persons were arrested as a result.

Police are presently working on several leads however witnesses into yesterday’s incident or anyone with information are encouraged to contact the Major Crime Team directly at 368-5682 or Inspector Vernon Larocque at 368- 9809.

Persons with information can also contact the RVIPF Intelligence Unit atm 368-9339.

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