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Fatally-Injured Man Runs Into Stranger’s Home In Sugar Estate

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 48-year-old Paul M. Pearson Gardens man was shot multiple times in Sugar Estate and died early Friday morning, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department.

Police were notified at 2:40 a.m. July 31 by the 911 Emergency Call Center of a murder victim in Sugar Estate, the VIPD said.

Officers responded to the call and spoke with the owner of a nearby residence, who stated that he had heard gunshots to the rear of his home, and as he opened the door to investigate, a man he didn’t know ran into his home and collapsed, according to police.

Officers conducted an inspection of the residence and discovered an unresponsive Hispanic male, who appeared to have succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds, police said.

The victim was later identified as Victor Colon, a resident of the Paul M. Pearson Gardens housing community on the Charlotte Amalie waterfront.

Anyone with information concerning this homicide may phone the Major Crimes Unit at (340) 714-9833 extension 5617, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 715-5522, the Office of the Chief of Police at (340) 715-5548 or by calling 911.

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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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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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