A man has now been charged for the murder of Corey Butler.
The accused is 35-year-old Akeem Durrant of Belle Vue.
“In addition to murder, Durrant was also charged with robbery and possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply. He will appear before the Magistrate’s Court at the next available sitting,” the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force said in a brief statement Friday afternoon.
According to the police, Butler, 35, was shot and killed in the Scatliffe Alley area around 6:30 pm on Tuesday, June 21.
The Lambert Estate resident was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the Dr D Orlando Smith Hospital with gunshot wounds to the body.
Butler’s death is the third gun-related homicide recorded in the territory since the beginning of the new year.