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Police Identify Texas Native As Woman Killed In Drive-By Shooting

Rakjamarie Hendrickson

Rajkumarie Hendrickson of Guyana

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The 42-year-old woman who was killed in a drive-by shooting near the Jala Jala Night Club on October 24 has been identified by police.

Rajkumarie Hendrickson, a resident of Pflugerville Texas, was shot to death about 4:15 a.m. on Kronprindsens Gade near the Jala Jala Club, the VIPD said.

When police came onto the scene of the shooting, they found Hendrickson unresponsive and saw that she had numerous gunshot injuries about the body.

According to the preliminary investigation, Hendrickson had been speaking with two men when an unknown person operating a Jeep drove up to the three and began firing shots in their direction. Hendrickson was shot where she was standing.

Family members told the Virgin Islands Free Press that Hendrickson is a native of Guyana.

Anyone having information about this crime can notify the Major Crimes Unit at (340) 714-9823 ext. 5617, Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 714-9807 ext. 5556, Crime Stoppers or Chief of Police-St. Thomas, Darren Foy at (340) 774-2211.–Hendrickson

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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