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VIPD: Third Murder In 10 Days Happens In Frenchtown St. Thomas

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Monday, February 29, 2016 at 9:51pm, the 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of gunfire in the area of Honduras, located Frenchtown.

Upon arrival to the scene, contact was made with an unresponsive Hispanic male lying motionless on the ground at the east of Addelita Cancryn Junior High School, who’d sustained multiple gunshot wounds about the body.

The victim was later identified as twenty-four (24) year old, Jeffrey Velasquez of Honduras, St. Thomas.

Anyone with information concerning this homicide is asked to phone the Major Crimes Unit at 340-714-923 extension 5617, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-714-9807 extension 5556, the Office of the Chief of Police at 340-774-2211 or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI at 800-222-8477

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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