Man’s Death Marks St. Thomas’ 20th Homicide for 2023

A man died Thursday after succumbing to gunshot injuries, the V.I. Police Department reported.

At approximately 10:35 a.m., a man was dropped off at Schneider Regional Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his upper body. The male was rushed into surgery but subsequently succumbed to his injuries, according to the police report.

The man’s next of kin identified him as 19-year-old Nashai Francis, the police report stated.

Francis’s death marks the 20th homicide on St. Thomas this year and the 37th for the territory, according to the Source Homicide List.* 17 people have been killed on St. Croix.

Anyone having any information about this crime, please contact the Virgin Islands Police
Department at 340-774-2211, the Major Crimes Unit at 340-642-8449, Crime Stoppers
V.I. at 800-222-8477 or 911.

*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 this listing is based on VIPD reports, the Source does not include suicides or vehicular homicides in its listing, which the police and some other media do. This can lead to a discrepancy in the number of incidents reported.