One friend is in custody, the other is dead after an argument in Estate Sion Farm, St. Croix, on Wednesday afternoon.
According to V.I. Police spokesman Toby Derima, the 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of shots being fired in Sion Farm at 4:07 p.m. Upon arriving on the scene, Anselmo Cruse, 33, told officers he had shot and killed his friend, 30-year-old Shamal Riviere of Sion Farm, Derima said.
Cruse, of Castle Burke, is charged with voluntary manslaughter and his bail was set at $125,000, which he was unable to post. He is being held by the Bureau of Corrections pending his advice-of-rights hearing.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 911, the crime tipline at 340-778-4950, or anonymous Crime Stoppers USVI tipline at 800-222-8477.