CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 24-year-old man was gunned down near a grocery store in St. Thomas early Sunday morning, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department.
The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched police to an area near Bargain Grocery (formerly the Lima Grocery Store) and Such Is Life Bar located on Goat Street in Hospital Ground about 8:41 a.m Sunday, the VIPD said.
Outside of the bar, adjacent to the grocery store, a man later identified as Kemoi Thompson was discovered bleeding profusely, after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds, police said.
Thompson was transported to the Schneider Regional Medical Center by a private vehicle for treatment of the wounds sustained but he eventually succumbed to his injuries.
Anyone with information concerning this homicide is asked to phone the Major Crimes Unit at (340) 714-923 extension 5617, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 714-9807 extension 5556, the Office of the Chief of Police at (340) 774-2211 or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI at 1 (800) 222-8477.
John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.