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St. Croix Man Charged with Failure to Safely Store Firearm

October 20, 2021

ST. CROIX, USVI – On October 19, police arrested 39-year-old Jahmeel R. Williams of Barren Spot, charging him with Failure to Safely Store Firearm and Child Abuse.

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Jahmeel R. Williams

Detectives - investigating the shooting death of 9-year-old Christino J. Gonzalez on November 11, 2019, in Croixvillie Apartments - determined that the firearm used was licensed to Williams, who failed to properly secure the firearm.

Williams, whose bail was set at $75,000, appeared before a Superior Court Magistrate and released to a third-party custodian, pending his Advice of Rights hearing.

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