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Johnn Lindquist Arrested At Henry E. Rohlsen Airport After Allegedly Shooting A St. Croix Man

FREDERIKSTED — A man accused by police of shooting a St. Croix man was nabbed as he was trying to board an airplane off-island after the incident, authorities said.

Johnn Lindquist, 47, was arrested today and charged with third-degree assault, unauthorized possession of a firearm during a crime of violence and reckless endangerment, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

911 Emergency dispatchers sent police to the Juan F. Luis Hospital about a shooting victim. When police arrived, the officers discovered “a black male individual who had sustained a gunshot wound,” according to the VIPD.

“The victim stated to the officers that while at his residence the suspect, John Lindquist discharged shots at him striking him in the left knee and he was transported to the hospital by private vehicle,” VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said. “Officers received information that 47-year-old John Lindquist was on his way to the airport to catch a flight, and he was apprehended while boarding plane on the tarmac at the Henry Rohlsen Airport, St. Croix.”

Lindquist was advised of his rights in a Superior Court hearing today. A judge set bail at $50,000.

Unable to post bail, he was remanded to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections at the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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