Monday, August 1 – The man who sustained a gunshot wound to the hand in last night’s shooting incident on the Sir Francis Drake Highway has been identified by officers of Royal Virgin Islands Police Force as the man wanted for murder in the USVI.
Tahira Charles, 32, a passenger in the white Suzuki, gave Police a fictitious name but was later positively identified as the man whose photo appeared on a USVI wanted poster for murder which was circulated last week. He was repatriated this evening to the U.S. territory.
Police earlier today reported that a driver of a white Suzuki SUV travelling on the eastbound lane of the Sir Francis Drake Highway stated he was being pursued and shot at by men on a scooter near the Treasure Isle Hotel. In an attempt to evade the gunmen, the driver of the Suzuki crossed and entered the westbound lane where the Premier’s vehicle was at the time travelling on the westbound lane toward Road Town.
The driver took evasive action to avoid colliding into the white SUV, and collided into the Moorings fence causing extensive damage to the vehicle. The Premier was not at the time in the vehicle.
No one else was injured in the incident.