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Saint Lucian shot and killed in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Jurvelle Felixien (Photos: Facebook)

(SNO) — The Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) is investigating the homicide case of 17-year-old Saint Lucian Jurvelle Marquell Felixien, who was killed in a drive-by shooting in St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands (USVI), earlier this month.

To date, there have been no reports of arrests, as Felixien’s relatives and friends in the Virgin Islands and Saint Lucia try to come to grips with his tragic death. He would have celebrated his 18th birthday on February 13.

“That day is slowly approaching … Just like That cuz… Not one family get together goes by and we’re not together…. How will another family get together turn out… Life is unfair,” one person wrote on Felixien’s timeline.

“Boy cuz…..😭😭😭😭😭I just cah understand😑😑😑we all have to go someday…but the way u gone😭😭😭😭😭cuz go easy…death has done us apart until we meet again💯😭😭,” another wrote.

According to the VIPD in a press release, on January 8, 2019, at approximately 10:46 a.m., a call came into 911 of a discharging of gunshots in Estate Whim in Frederiksted (St. Croix).

Officers responded and discovered an unresponsive male individual lying on the roadway with his bicycle, police said. The VI Consortium newspaper reported that the victim was “lying on the ground on his back, with his feet still on the pedal of the bicycle”.

Police said preliminary investigation revealed that Felixien was riding his bicycle when a vehicle approached at a high rate of speed, discharging shots at him.

“Medical attendants on the scene were unable to find vital signs on the victim. He was transported to the Juan F. Luis Hospital Morgue,” police added.

There have been reports indicating a motive for the killing, but a source in St. Croix said detectives are probing reports that the shooting may be gang-related.

Felixien’s killing is the third homicide in the USVI for 2019. To date, five persons have been killed in the USVI, with all the cases occurring on St. Croix, according to media reports. The fifth killing was that of a Dominican Republic businesswoman who was gunned down last Thursday night by a lone masked assailant while she was serving customers at her bar, media reports have stated.

Meanwhile, funeral preparations are underway for Felixien who is scheduled to be buried on February 2 in the USVI, a relative told St. Lucia News Online.

Felixien, also known as Joe, had resided in Morne Du Don, Castries and was a former student of Bocage Secondary.

He travelled to St. Croix in 2017, according to reports.


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14 comments

  1. First, I'd like to extend my condolences to the family of this young man. I wept when I saw the photos and read the news, not because I know him because I do not.
    I wept because of the soul that died and is lost. The churches are all sleeping while rhe enemy has ran havoc in the caribbean. We need to repent and call upon the name of the Lord Jesus to save us. I am praying for St. Croix and St.Lucia that the bloodshed will stop. I challenge you all to do the same. 2 Chronicles 7:14 if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their land.

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  2. Well i have followed all the gangster stories. Guess what? None of them made it out alive.

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  3. What he expect throwing up west side and acting all gangster, you live on an island you’re not a thug, stay in school, go to colleague, work hard and hang with people that have good interests and intentions, and believe in god, it’s not rocket science dam, you want to be gangster look up Chicago see how that treats them. It sucks to see someone try to be cool and pay for it with there life where is this kids parents why don’t they keep him on track and try to point him in the right way?

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    • He was a trouble youth for his parents and grandparents. He was sent back to St. Lucia to his grandparents and they sent him back to St. Croix to go meet his parents.

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    • I agree with you, he seems like he was going down the wrong road . Gun finger is almost all his pictures...

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  4. He was a gud boy who never once hurt a fly, why did they killed such a gud boy, a born gangsta but all in all he was such a gud boy, to be a thug is so cool, he was just about to change his life for the new year, according to his cousin in Anna's Retreat on St.Thomas he planned on being a change young man by February 31.

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  5. why should I feel sorry you lived by the sword so that's what you get when you think you are a gangsta

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    • That's right. The cost of Gangsterism. You're clearly displaying gang signs in photos and everybody says, " oh, he was a sweet and kind boy". I have a saying: " The Greatness of a Man is never realized until he is dead.

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  6. in all the photos of the guys who are killed and they put up photos of them it does not look like they were good boys at all. the way you make your bed is the way you will lay down on it.

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  7. Just so sad that these youngsters believed that gangsters life will protect them. What u sow what u reap.

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  8. You can take the kid out of the ghetto but you can't take out the ghetto from the kid.

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