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23-Year-Old Man Found Shot To Death At The Knolls Just Before Midnight


CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 23-year-old St. Thomas man was found shot to death by a single gunshot wound just before midnight Thursday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department.

The 911 Emergency Call Center notified police at 11:45 p.m. Thursday that gunfire had been reported near The Knolls at Contant, the VIPD said.

Arriving at the designated location, police discovered the body of an unresponsive black male in the vicinity of the Community Center at The Knolls at Contant.

Emergency Medical Technicians were summoned and found no visible vital signs as the man appeared to have sustained a single gunshot wound to the upper torso, police said.

The victim was later identified as 23-year old Kadeeem John a resident of The Knolls at Contant.

Anyone with information concerning the murder should call the Major Crimes Unit at 340-642-8449, 911 or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477

The Knolls at Contant are managed by the Virgin Islands Housing Authority (VIHA). The VIHA is run by executive director Robert Graham.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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