Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Peter Des Jardins Gunned Down in St. Croix Restaurant
By Source Staff
August 5, 2009 — Well-known St. Croix musician, entertainment writer and boat captain Peter Des Jardins was shot and killed Tuesday night.
At about 11:40 p.m. Tuesday, two masked men appeared at the door of a restaurant in Estate St. Peter’s, witnesses told the police. One of them fired two shots, striking Desjardin, and then both fled the scene in a dark-colored sport utility vehicle.
When police responded to the 911 call, witnesses told them Des Jardins was injured. Emergency Medical Technicians examined him and could not find any vital signs, according to the initial police report.
The first suspect was described as short, medium built, with a medium to dark complexion, wearing dark clothing with a white mask or T-shirt covering his head. The second suspect was described as a tall, slim built, with a light complexion, wearing dark clothing, and a white mask or T-shirt covering his head.
Anyone who has information that might be related to this crime can call the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-712-6077 or 340-712-6037 or the independent private tip hotline Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.