Man Shot on St. Thomas Marks First USVI Homicide of 2023

A man was found unresponsive in the early hours of Sunday, the V.I. Police Department reported.

The 911 Emergency Call Center received a report from a concerned citizen that a man had been shot in the area of Market Square on Sunday St. Thomas, according to the police report.

Upon arrival, police found an unresponsive man who appeared to have suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Emergency Medical Technicians were also on the scene and attempted to render life-saving measures. The man was transported to Schneider Regional Medical Center via ambulance, where he succumbed to his injuries, the report stated.

The victim was identified as Marcos Antonio Benjamin Guerrero, a native of the Dominican
Republic. His death marks the first homicide of 2023 in the USVI, according to the Source Homicide List.

Anyone having any information about this incident, please contact the Virgin Islands Police
Department at 340-774-2211, the Criminal Investigation Unit’s Major Crimes Division at
340-642-8449 or Crime Stoppers V.I. at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

*The Source Homicide List is a chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2023 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as reported by the VIPD. Cases are broken down by island. While it is based on VIPD reports, the Source does not include suicides or vehicular homicides in its listing that the police and some other media do. This can lead to a discrepancy in the number of incidents reported.