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Did Takeout Food Buyer Witness Erikson Hansen’s Murder?

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FREDERIKSTED – Police received notification from the 911 Emergency Call Center of gunshots fired in the vicinity of Williams Delight at 10:56 p.m. Tuesday.

Upon arrival to the scene, police discovered a Jeep Wrangler with its engine running, when a man approached the officers and identified himself as the person driving the SUV.

The man  then stated,  that while purchasing food from the King of Hearts Bar & Restaurant, an injured male unknown to him, asked for a ride and he (the driver of the SUV) agreed.

As the unknown injured male entered into the passenger side of the vehicle, another male individual unknown to the driver of the Jeep, approached the injured passenger, asking if he had a gun in his possession. Suddenly, a shoot-out ensued and the operator of the vehicle exited the Jeep to avoid being hit by the gunfire.

The SUV sustained damage from the gunfire, while several spent shell-casings and a machine gun were recovered from the scene of the incident, according to police.

Police conducted a search for the injured man at the Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center. But no one arrived at the facility seeking medical attention for gunshot wounds, police said.

On Tuesday, police said a female companion of  Hansen’s said he left her house in Williams Delight at 10 p.m. Hansen, who is the son of long-time former St. Croix Sen. Alicia “Chucky” Hansen, was found shot to death after midnight after a police search of Williams Delight.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to phone the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 712-6024, Chief of Police-St. Croix, Arthur Hector Sr. at (340) 712-6005,  the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-(TIPS) 8477 or go to

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John McCarthy

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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