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VIPD: St. Thomas’ Andre Martin Shot And Killed In Estate Thomas Early Today

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 29-year-old St. Thomas man was found shot to death in Estate Thomas early this morning, authorities said.

Andre Martin was positively identified by family members as being the murder victim, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

Andre Martin, 29, on St. Thomas. Photo: Facebook

It was the 12th homicide on St. Thomas since the beginning of the year, the 28th in the territory overall.

The 911 Emergency Call Center received a report from a concerned citizen about 6:15 a.m. today who said there was a man lying near a vehicle in Estate Thomas area and the man appeared to have been shot.

“Units from the Richard N. Callwood and the Criminal Investigation Bureau traveled to Estate Thomas and made contact with an unresponsive black male who appeared to have sustained multiple gunshot wounds,” VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said. 

EMTs on the scene determined that Martin did not have any vital signs. 

A photo Martin posted to Facebook shows him near a library next to another young man.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) at 340-774-2211 ext., 5569 or 340-714-9830 you can also contact 911, or the paying anonymous tip line Crimestoppers USVI at 1-(800) 222-8477

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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