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Old 02-26-2013, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Out of Florida........
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My nephew (19) was shot down in Old TuTu in St. Thomas USVI 2005 on the basketball court because he was speaking to a girl that another boy was friends with. Shot in the face..riddled with bullets. His name was Khalid Antonio Sonny. This happened on Feb 24th.... his birthday. (link to
article: http://stjohnsource.com/content/news...homicides-2005)

(Weeping) There's still no justice for him! His mother (my sister) died a year within her son's passing..died from a heart attack and stress. Died grieving for her son and his killer to be brought to justice. There was a suspect in his shooting.."but he slipped" out of the grasps of the VIPD and was allowed to leave the island and flee to California (was the latest word on the street). I have called and called and no answer was given me TO DATE about this alleged fugitive and anything being done to secure his capture. Last call made this morning. I'm still grieving.....can't stop, I need closure; justice for my sister. This place is nothing like it use to be when I left there over 20 years ago, absolutely NOTHING!

They're killing each other down there like lives of another individual has no value; as if they're "leaves falling from a tree". How do I go about seeking justice for my nephew when corruption is rampant down there? Where does one go? To whom do I turn? I'm so troubled, restless in my spirit.

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Old 02-26-2013, 02:03 PM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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First of all, did a USVI judge issue a warrant for the arrest of the shooter? If so then he is now a fugitive and can be detained by law enforcement in California.

The NYPD, US Marshals, FBI, etc arrest fugitives from Puerto Rico here in New York on a regular basis. Likewise fugitives from New York have been caught in Puerto Rico.

Crime in the American Caribbean (Puerto Rico and the USVI) is at an all time high and corruption in the local law enforcement agencies and judicial systems is a major factor.

If you get nowhere with the USVI officials then I would suggest contacting the US Deputy Secretary of the Interior for Insular Affairs or the USVI Congressional Delegate Donna Christensen.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Out of Florida........
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Don't know where to begin.... my sister passed with all the information attached to his case. I have no Case number and the VIPD are telling me that I need one.. that his "name is not enough". I'm not local. They're telling me (and I spoke with more than one defective) that I need a case number otherwise there's no way to pull up his case since everything is done manually down there.
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:39 PM
 
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My nephew (19) was shot down in Old TuTu in St. Thomas USVI 2005 on the basketball court because he was speaking to a girl that another boy was friends with. Shot in the face..riddled with bullets. His name was Khalid Antonio Sonny. This happened on Feb 24th.... his birthday. (link to
article: http://stjohnsource.com/content/news...homicides-2005)
(7) Territory
Date of death: March 8
Khalid Antonia Gumbs, a 19-year-old Oswald Harris Court man, was shot in the face and several times about his body on Feb. 24. He was found on a street in Old Tutu. He was transported to the Roy L. Schneider Hospital where he was placed on life support. Gumbs died two weeks later.

The above info is from your link. I would suggest that you first contact the primary law enforcement agency for this area and ask to speak to the officer who oversees the homicide division. This person could easily look up the case number you need. If you do not get cooperation from within the police department I would next contact the district attorneys office with the same request. Next I would suggest contacting the FBI office for the area which I believe is based out of San Juan PR. Most likely there is a satellite office in the USVI but start with the main office in SJ. If the crime has been swept under the carpet by the local jurisdiction often they can bring things back into the light. If this person has fled to the mainland, once a judge has issued an warrant the FBI will facilitate getting the warrant into the nationwide NCIC system. Before you make any contact with any of these agencies do your best to get the pertinent facts in order, names, places, dates etc..

http://www.vipd.gov.vi/Departments/O...on_Bureau.aspx

FBI — Territory/Jurisdiction
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Out of Florida........
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Date of death: March 8
Khalid Antonia Gumbs, a 19-year-old Oswald Harris Court man, was shot in the face and several times about his body on Feb. 24. He was found on a street in Old Tutu. He was transported to the Roy L. Schneider Hospital where he was placed on life support. Gumbs died two weeks later.

The above info is from your link. I would suggest that you first contact the primary law enforcement agency for this area and ask to speak to the officer who oversees the homicide division. This person could easily look up the case number you need. If you do not get cooperation from within the police department I would next contact the district attorneys office with the same request. Next I would suggest contacting the FBI office for the area which I believe is based out of San Juan PR. Most likely there is a satellite office in the USVI but start with the main office in SJ. If the crime has been swept under the carpet by the local jurisdiction often they can bring things back into the light. If this person has fled to the mainland, once a judge has issued an warrant the FBI will facilitate getting the warrant into the nationwide NCIC system. Before you make any contact with any of these agencies do your best to get the pertinent facts in order, names, places, dates etc..

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I will, I will do this tomorrow and won't stop until I get answers. Appreciate you taking the time to help. God Bless. (smiling today). There is hope...
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:24 PM
 
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Default Still calling...

relentlessly..... not giving up.
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:27 PM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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relentlessly..... not giving up.
Did you speak to the FBI resident agent in St. Thomas?
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Out of Florida........
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Sent numerous emails. will be patient then the calls will begin. thank you for asking.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:58 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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This is a bit out of the ordinary, but it might be worth the effort.
Contact priests and/or ministers and tell them the story.
One may inquire with the police and they may be your best emissary or ombudsman.
It's worth a try when all else fails.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:43 PM
 
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Thank you, I'll try any avenue that will bring justice for my sister and nephew.
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