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VIPD: Kevon Benjamin Edwards Gunned Down Near Harbor View Apartments Friday Night


CHRISTIANSTED — Police say a St. Croix man was brutally gunned down near a Golden Rock housing community on Friday night.

Kevon Benjamin Edwards, 20, sustained multiple gunshot wounds near Harbor View Apartments about 8:30 p.m. on Friday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department.

Edwards was identified by his family members as the dead man.

On Friday April 20, 2018 at about 8:30p.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center received a call of a man down in the Harbor View Apartments Golden Rock, Christiansted.

Upon arrival officers discovered an unresponsive male who turned out to be Edwards.

He was accused of domestic violence by his girlfriend in February of 2017.

Police urged anyone with information on this shooting or any other incidents please call the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 778=2211, Crime Stoppers USVI  1-800-222-TIPS or call 911.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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