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Two policemen on murder charge

Published:Wednesday | January 2, 2008 | 10:53 AM

Two police officers have been arrested for murder in the US Virgin Islands.

The policemen were arrested on Sunday for a shooting incident on Christmas morning at the John F. Kennedy (JFK) housing community in St. Croix.

Jeffery Brown and Luis Melendez are facing charges of two counts of first-degree murder and four counts of attempted murder, four counts of first-degree assault and three counts of unauthorized possession of ammunition.

Melendez is also charged in another incident for attempted murder.

The men are being held without bail pending a hearing in the Superior court on Monday.

Two men were killed and several others injured in the incident.