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Construction Worker Gunned Down Near St. Thomas Seaport Saturday

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas construction worker was shot to death at a busy seaport near Veterans Drive on Saturday morning, authorities said.

Curtis Q. Fredericks, 29, of Charlotte Amalie, was gunned down before 11:25 p.m. Saturday near the Edward Wilmoth Blyden IV Marine Terminal, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. 

“The Major Crimes Unit responded and found an unresponsive black male lying on the ground next to a U.S. Customs vehicle,” VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said.

Edward Wilmoth Blyden IV Marine Facility on
Gasvaerks Gade in St. Thomas.

Fredericks’ body was positively identified by next of kin, according to Dratte.

A concerned citizen called the 911 Emergency Call Center about 11:25 p.m. Saturday to report shots fired near the Blyden Marine Facility, police said.

On Facebook, Fredericks said he worked for Contractors Access Equipment and studied carpentry at the Miami Job Corps Center (MJCC).                      

This case is currently under active investigation by the Major Crimes Unit.

An earlier version of this article reported that the incident took place before 11:25 a.m. on Saturday.

The police issued a correction about 2:45 p.m. on Sunday saying that the incident took place before 11:25 p.m. on Saturday.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-774-2211 ext. 5569 or 340-714-9830. 911, or Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477

Curtis Fredericks, 29, on Facebook.
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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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