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24-Year-Old Man Shot Multiple Times At ‘The Turf’ In Campo Rico Dies At The Scene

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SHOT DEAD: Ti-Shawn Samuel

FREDERIKSTED – A 24-year-old St. Croix man died in a hail of gunfire in Estate Campo Rico last night.

Police identified the dead man as Ti-Shawn Samuel formerly of Estate Mon Bijou. Samuel is a resident of the Walter I.M. Hodge Pavilion.

The 911 Emergency Call Center alerted police at 9:57 p.m. Thursday that shots had been fired in Campo Rico.

Police converged on an area within Campo Rico called “The Turf” and came upon the lifeless body of a black man, riddled with multiple gunshot wounds and lying on the ground.

Emergency Medical Technicians were summoned to the scene, examined the body and found no signs of life.

The homicide is under active investigation by police.

At 11:26 a.m. the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) issued a correction stating that Ti-Shawn “Dowdy” Samuel was the dead man. Police originally spelled his name as “Kishawn Samuel.”

The Virgin Islands Free Press had asked police to comfirm the dead man’s name prior to the correction being issued.

Police are asking anyone with information concerning the homicide to call the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 712-6024 or (340) 712-6037, 911 or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.

According to police records, Samuel was arrested on robbery charges in 2011.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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