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VIPD: Gyasi Chiverton Was Man Shot To Death Outside Thomas Bakery Saturday

CHRISTIANSTED — The man who was shot down dead as he exited a Castle Coakley bakery after buying fresh-baked bread on Saturday has been identified by police, authorities said.

Gyasi Chiverton, 22, was identified by next of kin, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

Facebook photo of Gyasi Chiverton, 22, who was killed on Saturday.

On January 18 at 12:11 p.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of shots fired in Castle Coakley in the vicinity of Thomas Bakery.

“Officers arrived at the scene and found a male on the ground with gunshot wounds about the body,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.

The victim was transported to the Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries, Derima said.

Gyasi Chiverton and his brother Kimani were arrested by police on gun and drugs charges after a high speed chase in January of 2019, VIPD records indicate.

This case is currently under active investigation.

If anyone has any information on this matter, 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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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 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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