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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 is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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