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St. John Firefighter Shot In The Back Of The Head Remains A Mystery To Police Investigators

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SHOT DEAD: Gregory Louis

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police on St. Thomas are investigating the murder of a firefighter Thursday evening in front of the Hotel Company station at Fort Christian.

Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) spokeswoman Sakeeda Freeman confirmed the identity of the victim as Gregory Louis, of St. John, who was a supervisor at the Hotel Company station.

Lewis was sitting on a bench Thursday night outside the station when an unknown assailant shot him in the back of the head about 7:39 p.m., Freeman said.

The shooting happened just a week after the bodies of two St. Croix police officers — Lesha Lammy and Kai Javois — were found shot to death on a deserted Ham’s Bluff beach in Frederiksted on August 11.

Those homicides are still under investigation.

The killing means that the territory already has 47 murders this year, including six vehicular homicides. To date in 2016, there have been 26 homicides on St. Thomas; 22 on St. Croix and one on St. John.

Anyone with information about the shooting can call the V.I. Police Department at (340) 774-2211; the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 714-9801; the Crime Stoppers USVI anonymous tip line at 1-800-222-8477; or 911.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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