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VIPD: St. Thomas’ Khalid Guishard Gunned Down Near Hospital Ground Early This Morning

SHOT DEAD TODAY: KHALID GUISHARD

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — On Saturday, April 28, 2018 at about 3:01 a.m., police on patrol reported via radio to Central that shots were fired in Hospital Ground area. Upon further inspection officers reported that a man was down.

Virgin Islands Police Department officers said they observed an unresponsive young black male lying on his back. EMT’s on the scene examined the victim who had no vital signs.  An investigation revealed that the dead man was shot multiple times to his body.

The deceased was later transported to Roy L. Schneider Regional Medical Center morgue. The deceased was identified as 27-year-old Khalid J. Guishard who was identified by mother; next of kin.

It is the second murder in 15 days in St. Thomas.

The case is presently under investigation by the Major Crime Unit, according to the VIPD.

Any persons having information regarding this incident are asked to contact the Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211 ext. 5569 or (340) 714-9830 They can also contact 911, Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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John McCarthy

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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