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VIPD Arrests Edward ‘Eggnog’ Paul In Tulipan Welcome … Charged In Murder Of Choco Diaz

CHRISTIANSTED — An “armed and dangerous” person of interest in a Saturday morning shooting murder has been taken into custody without incident, authorities said.

Edward “Eggnog” Paul, 42, was arrested at his home in Tulipan Welcome by the the VIPD’s Major Crime Unit team about 2:48 p.m. Sunday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

Paul was charged with first-degree murder, first-degree assault, third-degree assault, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition, first-degree reckless endangerment and aiming and discharging a firearm according to the VIPD.

No bail was set for Paul He was transported to the Golden Grove Detention Center and remanded to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections.

Paul was wanted for questioning in the killing of 37-year-old Carlos “Choco” Diaz outside Anna’s Bar in La Grande Princesse early Saturday morning.

Carlos E. “Choco” Diaz, 37, died early Saturday after being shot multiple times in La Grande Princesse.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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