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Manhunt For O’marley Charles As Man Is Gunned Down Near Brookman Road On St. Thomas

O'marley Charles

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Sunday, March 27, 2016 at roughly 1:45am, officers were dispatched by the 911 Emergency Call Center regarding a shooting incident that took place on Brookman Road.

Upon arrival to the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center, officers made contact with a black male who was being treated by the Emergency Room Staff for multiple gunshot wounds about the body. Officers were unable to retrieve any further information from the victim in this incident, due to his critical condition.

At approximately 8:30 am, the victim succumbed to his injuries sustained during the shooting. The next of kin was present and positively identified the deceased as thirty-eight (38) year old Hans Oliver.

The suspect in this shooting incident has been identified as O’marley Charles. Charles is in his late twenties, has a brown complexion, black hair, dark brown eyes and is from Baie Mahault, Guadloupe.

Anyone having information about this shooting or the whereabouts of O’ marley Charles may notify Major Crimes at 340-714-9823 ext. 5617, Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-714-9807 ext. 5556, Crime Stoppers or the Chief’s Office at 340-774-2211.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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