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Man Shot Dead At Rush Hour Near Charlotte Amalie Waterfront In St. Thomas On Monday


Doctor’s Choice Pharmacy in Tutu

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man of undisclosed age, race, weight and height was shot dead at rush hour near the waterfront area in St. Thomas Monday afternoon, police said.

On November 07, 2016, about 4:53 p.m., Patrol Units from the Richard Callwood Command and Investigation Units traveled to Subbase to conduct an inspection of the area after citizens reported shots fired near Doctor’s Choice Pharmacy, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD).

Officers then traveled to the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center, Emergency Room after the victim was transported via ambulance for medical attention for several gunshot wounds about the body. 

Upon arrival to the hospital, contact was made with the victim, an unresponsive black male that was taken into surgery for the injuries he sustained during this incident. 

The Doctor’s Choice Pharmacy depicted in our news story is about 5.46 miles away from the actual crime scene.

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

Anyone having any information regarding any crimes may contact the Virgin Islands Police Department at (340) 774-2211 or Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 714-9801. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477 or 911. This case is presently under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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