Man Shot to Death While Cutting Grass

V.I. Police Department. (Source file photo)

A man at work cutting grass was shot to death Friday afternoon in Estate LaGrange on St. Croix, the V.I. Police Department reported.

The victim was identified by next of kin as 27-year-old Glenmore Southwell Jr. His death was the 40th homicide in the U.S. Virgin Islands since the beginning of the year, the 27th on St. Croix, according to the Source homicide list.*

According to police, at 4:25 p.m. Friday the 911 emergency call center received calls regarding a gunshot victim in Estate La Grange. The victim, who was identified as Southwell, was working cutting grass when someone walked up to him and shot him. EMS arrived and found signs of life, however, he passed away before the ambulance left the scene.

Police urged anyone with information about the case to call 911, the Crime TipLine at 340-778-4950, or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477 (1-800-222-TIPS). Reports to Crime Stoppers that help resolve a crime can earn the caller an anonymous cash reward.

* The Source homicide list is based on reports from the V.I. Police Department, but unlike the police list or some other news outlets, the Source does not include vehicular homicides or suicides, which can lead to a difference in the totals reported.