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VIPD: St. Thomas’ Jahkima Moore Killed In Drive-By Shooting On Scot Free Road On Saturday Afternoon

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police said a St. Thomas man was shot to death in his car on Saturday afternoon.

Jahkima Moore, 32, was killed Saturday afternoon in a fatal drive-by shooting on Scott Free Road, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said.

According to the police, at 5:54 p.m. Saturday the 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of rapid gunfire on the Scott Free road.

Minutes later a concerned citizen called and reported a Jeep Wrangler had struck a wall and appeared to have an motionless man in the vehicle.

At the scene, police found an unresponsive black man sitting in the driver’s seat, according to the VIPD.

The man appeared to have suffered multiple gunshot wounds about the body. EMT’s on the scene reported that the man had no vital signs and had apparently died from the injuries he sustained.

Moore was identified by his next of kin.

It was the 13th homicide on St. Thomas since the beginning of the year, the 22nd in the territory overall.

Police urged anyone with information about the crime to contact the VIPD at (340) 774-2211, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 714- 9807, or the anonymous tip line, Crimestoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.

GOOGLE MAPS: Scot Free Road in St. Thomas.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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