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St. Croix’s Kaelan Finney Shot Dead In Campo Rico On Saturday: VIPD

FREDERIKSTED — Police said a St. Croix man was shot to death in Estate Campo Rico on Saturday afternoon.

Kaelan Finney, 24, was found dead after emergency 911 dispatchers received a call about 4:15 p.m. on Saturday from a concerned citizen about a “shots fired” and a “man down” in Campo Rico, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

R.I.P. Kaelan Finney (Facebook photo)

When police arrived on the scene, they discovered the unresponsive body of Finney lying on the ground beside his vehicle, according to the VIPD.

“The body had what appeared to be gunshot wounds to his upper torso,” Toby Derima, a VIPD spokesman, told the Virgin Islands Free Press this afternoon.

This case is being investigated the Criminal Investigation Bureau’s Major Crimes Unit.

The community’s assistance is being sought to identify the perpetrators of this November 30th homicide.

If anyone has any information, please call 911, the Crime TipLine at (340) 778-4950, or Crime Stoppers USVI at 1 (800) 222-8477.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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