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