An 18-year-old Mount Healthy male has been slapped with three gun-related charges relating to the recent shooting incident which occurred outside a Long Bush bar on July 30, that left one female bystander with injuries.
This was confirmed by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force on Friday, August 5, which revealed the young man as Reaquan Garraway.
He is charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, carrying a firearm without a license and unlawful possession of explosives.
Following the breakthrough, Commissioner of Police Mark Collin is asking for the public’s help in identifying those who are in possession of firearms in order to prevent any more deaths or gun-related crimes.
He said, “We are making headway in charging those who are shooting or in possession of guns but this, unfortunately, is not always in time to prevent injury or the loss of life. We need the public’s assistance in identifying persons who are keeping or carrying these deadly weapons. The next life saved could be yours or a loved one close to you.”
The police are asking witnesses in last night’s homicide or witnesses with information about persons in possession of illegal guns to contact the RVIPF Intelligence Unit at 368-9339.