USVI police charge minor in murder of Dominican

Tiny Jah Jarvis was shot and killed in St. John

Police in the United States Virgin Island have arrested and charged a minor in connection with the shooting death of Dominican Tiny Jah Jarvis in St. John.

This is the second arrest in the murder of Jarvis who was shot dead on August 17.

The 17-year-old minor was arrested on September 20, and charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm, misprision of a felony and accessory after the fact in connection with Jarvis’ murder.

Jarvis’ bullet riddled body was found in the area of Estate Bellevue. It is reported that he was shot after an argument with Ralph Titre.

Titre, who surrendered to police a day after the murder, has been charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, first-degree assault, possession of a firearms during the commission of a crime of violence, and reckless endangerment.

Police said investigations led to the minor who was believed to be in possession of the murder weapon.

He was placed in protective custody pending further action before the Superior Court’s Family Division.

The victim, Jarvis, is originally from the village of Grand Bay.

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22 Comments

  1. st.john
    June 23, 2013

    if u all had tell him stop playin with people he would be good all now

  2. Think about it.
    September 24, 2012

    A very vicious minor indeed. Well, if he committ such hedious crime hope he can do a lengthy stay in the caboose.He better keep his pants string very tight around his waist.

  3. papa met
    September 24, 2012

    am i the only one who notices this: THE VICTIM WAS FROM GRANDBAY NOT THE KILLER (S) goodness me man!!

  4. Justice and Truth
    September 23, 2012

    A minor, 17 years of age is charged in murder of an adult over an argument. Some people cannot discuss and even argue without resorting to murder. The man lost his life over a trifle as this. How sad.
    This boy should have been in school rather than associating with bad company to the extent of being involved in a murder. Bad company does corrupt.
    There are obviously elements which caused him to live such a life. Nevertheless, I am wondering what caused him to turn to a life of crime and commit murder at his you age.

  5. marigot dog
    September 23, 2012

    glad they found ur killer rip my ngger

  6. A Voice
    September 23, 2012

    Man I don’t care what the experts and all them people there say, a 17-year old is not a minor. That is hard back!

    I hope that this is in some way some sort of consolation to the love ones and friends of the deceased. Hope you guys get justice.

    • B E B
      September 23, 2012

      Can they bring back Javis to his loved ones?

    • Justice and Truth
      September 23, 2012

      @ A Voice,

      He may not look like a minor and act as one. However, in view of his age and according to the Law he is still a minor. When he is 18 years of age he will be considered an adult. The same applies in every country.
      If he is not yet tried at the age of 17 and is tried at the age of 18 and over, he could then be tried in adult Court.

    • LawieBawie
      September 25, 2012

      I totally agree. The age of consent is 16yrs and therefore teenagers at 16yrs old are free to screw anybody they feel like. However when it comes to serious crimes, they are at the same 16yrs too young. They are protected up until they are 18yrs old for crimes but are given the greeen light to have sex at 16. Hypocricy.

  7. Christian of D/Ca
    September 22, 2012

    :cry: Why my fellow Dominican :cry:
    Is this really what us, being children of God, same ancestors, killing, shooting, stabbing, come on now. Let’s keep Dominica as innocent as it was
    what do you all say :?: :-?

  8. Christophine
    September 22, 2012

    Let justice prevail.

  9. firstlady
    September 22, 2012

    may he rest in peace, what is wrong with our young destroying a whole generation of our people are we enslaving ourselves to a different kind of slavery extension our RACE rise up my people we are our own enemies it’s not long any other people to be blame for our extension of our people. Black People lets unite put down the GUNS
    RISE UP RISE.

  10. September 22, 2012

    Well, well more murders. When will this cease. I feel for both families. R.I.P.

  11. LIKE OR DISLIKE
    September 22, 2012

    Sorry to hear of such an incident.RIP bro.”Only your friends know your secrete.”and they become your worst enemy tomorrow.

  12. September 22, 2012

    No doubt, this is one of the most senseless killing I know of. What’s bad in this episode is that all involved from G/Bay. At the end, there are no winners, just loosers. Many is left to suffer, denied fathers and grieve. If found guilty, the ought to be punished to the max. No message sent.

  13. Anonymous
    September 22, 2012

    One of the most senseless killing I know of. Worst of all, the players are from G/Bay. Don’t really know what drove these young men to act so recklessly, knowing very well the older has had his runnings with the law. At the end of it all, there are no winners with many left to grieve, denied their fathers, and many to suffer. They should be punished to the fullest extent of the law.

  14. Gods child
    September 22, 2012

    thank God for leading the police to the ones responsible of this hideous crime.

  15. RockLoveCruz
    September 22, 2012

    St john is in the usvi!!! RIP Tiny Jah… Justice is being served…

  16. to admin
    September 22, 2012

    think its usvi police not bvi

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