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VIPD: Gunshots Leave Brandon ‘Fire’ Nesbitt Dead at El Rincon Bar in F’sted

FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man was killed after gunshots rang out at the El Rincon Bar on Saturday night.

He was identified as Brandon “Fire” Nesbitt, 33, by Police Commissioner Delroy Richards Sr. on October 3.

The Virgin Islands Police Department said is not identifying the victim until his next of kin can be notified.

A concerned citizen called the 911 Emergency Call Center about 10:45 p.m. Saturday and said that shots had been fired and a gunshot victim was lying on the floor in the El Rincon Bar on Queen Street.

Police and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) responded and discovered a non-responsive black male lying on the floor of the bar.

Medical personnel were unable to resuscitate the victim, who was the transported to morgue at the Juan F. Luis Hospital.

The VIPD’s Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) is asking anyone with information to please contact the CIB tip-line at 469 475 3871, 340-778-2211 Crimestoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477 or 911.

Police said that the incident is an under active investigation by the CIB.

El Rincon means “the corner” in Spanish.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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