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Caseam Daniel Shot Dead At 1st Stop Gas Station In St. Thomas


CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 22-year-old St. Thomas man was shot to death at an Estate Thomas gas station late on Saturday night, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD).

On Saturday June 25, about 11:03 p.m., several concerned citizens called police and reported that shots had been fired near the 1st Stop Gas Station northeast of the Charlotte Amalie waterfront area.

Police discovered Caseam Daniel on the scene. Daniel had been shot multiple times and was unresponsive when officers arrived.

The case is currently under active investigation by the Homicide Task Force.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Task Force at (340) 774-2211 ext. 5617 and 5514.

You can also contact 911, Crimestoppers V.I. at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), the chief’s office at (340) 715-5548 or the Commissioner’s office at (340) 715-5506.

To hear an audio reading of this story by VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte please click on the following file:


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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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