05/28/2012

US Virgin Islands police wounded, suspect killed

Officers were shot at a car wash and returned fire

Associated Press

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands  — Two police officers have been wounded and a suspect has been killed in a shootout in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Police said in a statement Sunday that the officers were approaching a group of men at a car wash late Saturday when they were shot at and returned fire.

Authorities have not released the name of the suspect who was killed. A second suspect has been arrested.

The medical condition of the two wounded officers was not immediately known.

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