Dominican found dead with gunshot wounds in St. Thomas

Ducreay was found with two gunshot wounds. Photo: Facebook
Ducreay was found with two gunshot wounds. Photo: Facebook

A Dominican was found dead in an SUV in St. Thomas in what police are describing as a ‘mystery death.’

The body of Joseph Ducreay, 19, was found with two gunshot wounds, one to the chest and another to the head, inside the SUV in Anna’s Retreat, St. Thomas last Saturday, according to media reports.

The death is described as mysterious since there were no damages to the vehicle.

“Obviously, there was more than one person in the vehicle, but what transpired is a mystery at this point,” Police Commissioner Delroy Richards told The Consortium newspaper.

He told the newspaper that police officers were dispatched after the force’s ShotSpotter equipment detected three gunshots, and upon arrival on the scene, they found Joseph sitting lifeless inside the locked vehicle.

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46 Comments

  1. April 13, 2016

    Sad so sad so young. What a tragedy.

  2. belle
    April 13, 2016

    Sad, so sad, and so young, what a tragedy.

  3. Inbred domincan
    April 12, 2016

    He did something I’m sure

    • Empress
      April 15, 2016

      I know him personally this was not somebody who wasn’t in trouble… He was a caring and loving person… I highly doubt he did anything

  4. vanette Valentine
    April 12, 2016

    Alas so sorry for his parents, hard working mother, Victoria Ducreay from Grandbay, she works at Kmart, nice familly, that boy coulndnt hurt a fly, that woman set him up for her people to kill the person chile, may she burn in hell

  5. Expat
    April 12, 2016

    Can sometimes guess where in Dominica the deceased is from?

    • nadisha
      April 12, 2016

      I think his from grandbay…

  6. Carol Freel
    April 12, 2016

    St. Thomas is a hideously dangerous place!! And, somehow, Dominicans are considered to be ignorant, brutal and users of people here. They hang together in one place and create childish chaos around themselves. They are not respected, nor are they respectable. Lock your doors and hide your daughters or you’ll end up supporting a Dominican. They have no shame and get respect from their peers for behaving badly and brutalizing women. Primitive and emotionally immature. THIS is why they get shot.

    • Sunflower J
      April 12, 2016

      Carol that’s one of the most ignorant and childish comment. Whoever you are all of what you described above that’s who you are.. Fool!!! Idiot !!! Dominicans are some of the most loveliest people you can find on this planet. I lived in St. Thomas and none of what you are saying makes sense.. Once again Fool!! Idiot!!!

    • I feel you
      April 12, 2016

      You said a mouthful. I understand and have seen what you posted. They need to check themselves.

    • Face the facts
      April 12, 2016

      I would think those you describe rank among a certain set of characters but do not all represent the entire Dominican community in St. Thomas. I am certain there are some very nice and decent Dominicans residing in St. Thomas. This pertains to everywhere in the world Dominicans reside.
      We do know people. even of the same country are not one and the same. They possess different characteristic and personalty traits.
      I was born and brought up in Dominica and I know very well about what I stated. If it were not for my highly respectable, disciplined and Catholic parents’ nurturing, only God knows what would happen to me residing in Toronto. I view this upbringing an asset and thank them, most of all God for giving me these parents, the environment I lived in, the neighbors and the friends I associated with when I resided in Dominica. This was an asset which serves me well in Toronto.
      Toronto has some shady West Indian characters. Some died from drugs and guns.

      • Face the facts
        April 12, 2016

        Dominicans here are not all the same as also in other parts of the USA. I choose my friends and associates wisely, even more so today for the world, this country/city are not the same as previously. I know who to keep as friends
        Guess what? Most of them are Catholics; others are non-Catholics and church-going people.
        If some are non-Christians, there are some very nice people among them. When you meet people, they see you, they have a fair knowledge who and what you are. People are not blind; nor am I. This is how we make and keep friends.
        If at all possible, people must stay away from bad company for it corrupts lest they get into trouble and their life is cut short. As I stated many of our people, West Indians have died young due to bad associations.
        I also have to say God protects. We must ask for His protection so that we can obtain it. I stated more than I had planned. :lol:
        God bless!

    • SOYOUMAD
      April 14, 2016

      I would come on here and diss u are like u trying to diss MY FELLOW DOMINICANS… woman u wanna talk about dominicans in the VI?? St.Thomas especially when it got niggaz from “De Ghettos” “Savan” Running wilding. Man thats the most dumbest thing someone could never say. RIP To a young man!! Come Dominica so u can get some real pipe !!!

  7. April 12, 2016

    The crime rate in the U.S.Virgin islands is so out of hand and I’m not hearing much said about it on the main land..To the contrary they are encouraging people to visit…however they are the very same ones that are quick to take out travel advisories on other countries…don’t visit or be careful when visiting…very sad…

  8. Mahaut
    April 11, 2016

    Well who knows the truth fast life fast dead….don’t be too fast too judge when lights go out…

  9. Ideal
    April 11, 2016

    Rip my dear cousin, you did not know me but your grandfather was my dear uncle. Condolences to the entire family.

    • future :(
      April 12, 2016

      Like he can read your comment smh

  10. Face the Facts
    April 11, 2016

    Many young men have died in this manner.
    The results of the police investigation will determine how he was murdered.
    His family is obviously grieved. May God console them.
    May his soul rest in peace. Amen!

  11. eat em
    April 11, 2016

    Everybody leaving Dominica coz it too blasted hard under AM Scare it.

    • Face the facts
      April 12, 2016

      I can tell you nowhere is safe especially these days. Bad things could also happen to good and innocent people when they least expect it.
      Do you know the saying, “There but for the grace of God go I?”

  12. eat em
    April 11, 2016

    They found him “lifeless,” that means he just past out? Hope he recover. Could be a fainting spell.

    • Don't talk to me
      April 12, 2016

      That’s ignorant af

  13. Robert
    April 11, 2016

    Something is not clear, when it’s said Dominican, it’s means front the Dominican Republic, o from Dominica? But any way is so sad, ours youngs gays are losse their life, I did not know him, but RIP..

    • Face the facts
      April 12, 2016

      Someone stated he is a relative. Therefore, he is a Dominican.

  14. KoKo Naughts
    April 11, 2016

    What kind of equipment is a ShotSpotter? I find that is a interesting kinda equipment wii pal. a a.

    • block 44
      April 12, 2016

      its what the police in the vi use to detect bullet fired and location, installed on top of street lights.

      • Tjebe Fort
        April 12, 2016

        They really need that in St. Thomas ?….my God, things must be really bad in that American country!

  15. Angel
    April 11, 2016

    Jr. RIP, such a young life. Ma God’s mercy be upon you and give you eternal peace

  16. ?
    April 11, 2016

    Jah!!! Another brother gone. Rip! Jah We will never give up till the victory is won

    • Tjebe Fort
      April 11, 2016

      What victory bro? Is the price of victory death?

  17. cameron
    April 11, 2016

    Sad,our young men have no remorse for each other,but to the murderers,the almighty knows who you are and he will have his revenge.Rest in peace brother man.

  18. Alec Challenger
    April 11, 2016

    So sad another young man bite the dust

  19. Tjebe Fort
    April 11, 2016

    Who says there was in other person in the vehicle? The police say they found the victim alone and lifeless in a locked vehicle.
    a) did they rule out suicide because they did not find a weapon?
    b) what if someone shot the victim from outside the vehicle, while the door of was open and either the victim had enough time to close the door and lock it or
    c) same scenario but the shooter closed and locked the door? Did they find the key in the ignition? If not, did the vehicle have a remote control?
    Sorry the brother had to die this way anyhow. Nobody to judge but the Almighty.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      April 11, 2016

      “Obviously, there was more than one person in the vehicle, but what transpired is a mystery at this point,” Police Commissioner Delroy Richards told The Consortium newspaper.”

      Well, they say I do not know how to spell, read nor write: nevertheless, that in the quote I read in the article to which people are responding!

      It would appear some people lack reading comprehension, or they lack retention power, which causes them to forget it as soon as they read whatever they read.

    • The panama paper
      April 11, 2016

      @Tjebe Fort, please read this carefully and you will see he was not alone as you stated: “Obviously, there was more than one person in the vehicle, but what transpired is a mystery at this point,” Police Commissioner Delroy Richards told The Consortium newspaper.

      • Tjebe Fort
        April 12, 2016

        Well, if they are sure there was another person in the vehicle how can it be a mystery? Did that person disappear into thin air? They are not sure about anything are they?

    • BLACK NOBILITY
      April 11, 2016

      You expect the police to tell the public about all the evidence theY collected. STOP BEING SO DOMINICAN….

    • CD
      April 12, 2016

      So a) the guy shot himself in the chest and then in the head…. right.
      B) someone shot him with the door open?? So must have been facing his shooter when he got shot in the chest and turned around and locked it before being shot in the head or after? Hmm
      C) Shot from outside but shooter closes the door… well blood splatter will tell how close the shooter was and from what direction the bullet came (trajectory).. investigators are trained to look for these things.

      I think the officer may be right… someone else was in the car.

      • Face the facts
        April 12, 2016

        If so, fingerprints and footprints will reveal it.
        His family and friends, other associates will be investigated.

    • CONSPIRACY THEORIST
      April 12, 2016

      “Obviously, there was more than one person in the vehicle, but what transpired is a mystery at this point,” Police Commissioner Delroy Richards told The Consortium newspaper.

    • lee-lee
      April 12, 2016

      what? your stupidity confuses me

    • future :(
      April 12, 2016

      Seriously?? You took precious time to write this? Papa met

  20. Dominican Passports
    April 11, 2016

    Seems like more Dominicans dying outside than inside :?: :?:

    • mystic man
      April 11, 2016

      Well stay ayo @$$ home in DA

    • indira Ghandi
      April 11, 2016

      Lord God,have mercy.
      why are somany young men getting killed on that small island.
      If it is a murder, i pray tbat the muderer will be apprehended soon.
      young men, turn your lives over to God.

    • Face the facts
      April 12, 2016

      Not everywhere.

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