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22-Year-Old Ojahnia Adkins Shot To Death In Hidden Valley St. Thomas On Sunday

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 22-year-old St. Thomas man was shot to death near the Tutu High Rise, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD).

On Sunday, June 12, about 3:28 pm, the 911 Emergency Call Center received a call of shots fired in the area of Hidden Valley.

Upon arrival to the scene, officers made contact with an unresponsive black male lying on the stairs of a Hidden Valley Apartment Building.

The unresponsive black male was pronounced dead on the scene by the responding Emergency Medical Technicians and was then transported to the morgue at the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center.

At approximately 5:43 pm, the black male was positively identified as Ojahnia Adkins, 22 of Hidden Valley by his next of kin.

This case is presently under investigation by the Homicide Task Force. Anyone having information regarding this incident may contact the Task Force at (340) 774-2211 extensions 5617 and 5554.

They can also call 911, Crime Stoppers VI, the Commissioner’s Office at (340)715-5506 and the Chief’s Office at (340)715-5548.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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