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Man Riding A Bike And Shot In The Head In St. Thomas Saturday Died Today

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police admitted today that they don’t know who was shot in the head in St. Thomas early Saturday morning.

What police do know; however, is that he died at 12:43 p.m. today after he was taken off of life support at the hospital.

The deceased identification is unknown at this time,” VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said. “This incident remains under active investigation.”

Dratte said the “unknown black male (who was) shot to the head while riding his bicycle on April 13, 2019 at around 1:39 a.m., in the area of Banco Popular Altona between the roadways of Veteran’s Drive and Harwood Highway was taken off life support at the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center.”

On Sunday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said the man was shot that day, not Saturday.

This case is being investigated by the Criminal Investigation Bureau.

Anyone with any information regarding this crime is urged to contact 911, CIB at 340-774-2211 ext. 5579 or Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

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.

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