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24-Year-Old Man Gunned Down Near Grocery Store Early Sunday Morning


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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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