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VIPD: St. Croix’s Alex Camacho Shot To Death While Walking To Work In Castle Coakley Early This Morning

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CHRISTIANSTED — On Thursday September 14, 2017 about 7 a.m. 911 Emergency Call Center, received a call of shots being discharged in the Castle Coakley area.

Upon officers arrival officers observed an unresponsive Hispanic male individual with a gunshot wound to the head, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said.

Alex Camacho succumbed to his injuries sustained from the gunshot wound, according to the VIPD.

Unofficial police sources said that the killing took place near V.I. Cargo in Castle Coakley.

A preliminary investigation revealed that Camacho was walking on his way to work when this incident happened.

The Criminal Investigation’s Bureau is actively investigating this incident and is asking anyone with information to call the CIB Crime line at (340) 778-4950, Crime Stoppers at 1800 222-8477 or 911.

https://vifreepress.com/2016/10/vipd-shots-fired-v-cargo-one-man-one-minor-arrested-police-near-quality-foods/

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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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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 50 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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