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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

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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