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Reaquan Garraway,18, charged in relation to Long Bush bar shooting

Reaquan Garraway,18, charged in relation to Long Bush bar shooting

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF ) has said it has charged 18-year-old Reaquan Garraway in connection with a shooting at a bar in Long Bush, Tortola on July 30, 2022.

Garraway, of Mount Healthy, was charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, carrying a firearm without a license and unlawful possession of explosives.

The shooting incident left at least one, a female bystander, with injuries.

RVIPF investigating homicide @ Greenland


Police in a press release today, August 5, 2022, said officers of the Major Crime Team are also piecing together the circumstances which led to the fatal wounding of a man late last night near to the Greenland Cricket Field.

“Officers of the Armed Response Team and the East End Division arrived at the scene just before 11pm and found Jason Potter Jr, 22, of Greenland on the ground unresponsive. He was later pronounced dead,” the RVIPF stated.

‘The next life could be yours’- CoP Collins


Meanwhile, Commissioner of Police Mark Collin is asking for the public’s help in identifying those who are in possession of firearms in order to prevent any more deaths.

“We are making headway in charging those who are shooting or in possession of guns but this, unfortunately, is not always in time to prevent injury or the loss of life. We need the public’s assistance in identifying persons who are keeping or carrying these deadly weapons. The next life saved could be yours or a loved one close to you,” he noted.

Witnesses in the last night’s homicide or with information about persons in possession of illegal guns are asked to contact the RVIPF Intelligence Unit at 368-9339.

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