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19-Year-Old Dominica Native Slain Near Anna’s Retreat Basketball Court

Joseph DuCreay

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Saturday, April, 09, 2016, at approximately 6:04 pm. Officers were dispatched by the 911 Emergency Call Center in regards to a possible shooting victim, in a vehicle in the vicinity of the Annas Retreat basketball Court.

Upon arrival to the scene, officers observed a black male who was later identified as 19-year-old Joseph DuCreay of Dominica, in a green SUV with multiple gun shots wounds about the body.

This case is presently under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau.

Anyone having any information about this crime may contact the Virgin Island Police Department at (340) 774-2211, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 714 9805, or Crime Stoppers at 1(800) 222-8477 or 911.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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