Ralph Titre Arrested for First-Degree Murder


Ralph Titre, Jr., 23-years-old

About 12 hours after V.I. Police Department Major Crimes Detectives were notified of a fatal shooting on St. John on Friday night, August 17, agents arrested 23-year-old Ralph Titre and charged him with first degree murder in connection to the shooting death of Tiny Jah Jarvis, 31.

VIPD detectives launched the investigation into the fatal shooting at Bellevue Village after they were notified of the killing at about 10:30 p.m. August 17.

Based on information obtained during the initial investigation, police attempted to contact Titre immediately following the shooting but were unable to locate him.

Titre later contacted a CIB detective and  surrendered to police at about 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 18.
Titre was arrested and charged with First Degree Murder, Second Degree Murder, First Degree Assault, Possession of a Firearms during the Commission of a Crime of Violence and Reckless Endangerment.

Jarvis, of Estate Grunwald, suffered multiple gunshots to his body and his vehicle was found nearby. Emergency Medical Technicians did not detect any vital signs on the victim.

During the investigation, police confiscated a firearm which will be tested to determine if it was used in this shooting.

Bail for Titre was set at $500,000. Unable to post bail, Titre was remanded to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending his Advice of Rights hearing.