The Royal Virgin Islands Police have arrested a 27-year-old man for the fatal August 10 shooting of Jerry Castro.
Charged with murder is Johnson’s Ghut resident, Sean Martin.
Police said they were able to make the arrest because of ‘cooperation from the community’.
“I want to pay tribute to the small team of local detectives who made an extraordinary effort to track down this killer they have done an excellent job. I also, am grateful to those in the community who have assisted my officers – perhaps a recognition that such extreme violence will not be tolerated in the territory,” said Police Commissioner Michael Matthews who also extended condolences to the homicide victim’s family.
Twenty-five-year-old Castro was gunned down outside OneMart supermarket’s warehouse in Purcell Estate.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Castro is the fourth murder victim in the territory since the start of the year.
The other three victims are Michael Stevens, Clevaughn Sweeney, and Trumayne Daway.
They were all killed in shooting incidents.
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