Premier's Office
Office of the Governor
Release Date:
Tuesday, 2 May 2023 - 12:31pm

The National Security Council met on Monday, 1 May following the murder at a residence near to the Stickett in Long Look on Sunday evening. 


The victim has been identified by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Major Incident Team as Kemo Lettsome, age 37, of Long Look, who was fatally wounded and pronounced dead at the scene. He was gunned down senselessly and defenselessly.


Deputy Police Commissioner St Clair Amory briefed the National Security Council on the immediate Investigations into the shooting.  Initial inquiries indicate that the shooter drove by the residence in a vehicle around 6:30 p.m., discharged several bullets, and left in the same vehicle. Much more information is needed to help with investigations into this incident.


Detectives are asking for witnesses to this shooting or persons with information about the perpetrator(s) of this murder to contact the Major Incident Team at 368-9410. Alternatively, persons can give information anonymously through the Crimestoppers hotline number 800-8744.


Further to the National Security Council meeting, I, as Governor, and I, as Premier, join the RVIPF in appealing for information into the murder of Mr. Lettsome, as well as the continued need for information in relation to the murders earlier this year of Yan Edwards and Jahkeem Christopher.


Those who saw something or heard something about any of the murders, must say something.  Absolutely, we believe that no dispute is worth taking someone’s life.


We are determined to support the RVIPF in bringing to account those responsible for murders and other acts of gun violence, and we call on the entire community to help to bring these perpetrators to justice.