Convicted Felon Who Drove With Machine Gun In His Car On St. Croix … Shot Dead In St. Thomas Wednesday: VIPD
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A convicted felon who drove a vehicle on St. Croix with a machine gun and two handguns in it 25 years ago — was shot to death in downtown St. Thomas on Wednesday night, authorities said.
Michael McKie, 42, of St. Croix was shot to death in Hospital Ground near the Fish Market shortly before 8:14 p.m. Wednesday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.
“Dispatched officers found a black male with no vital signs,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.
The man was identified by next of kin as McKie, according to Derima.
On April 14, 1995, McKie’s car was stopped by the VIPD for a routine traffic violation on St. Croix, police records indicate.
With the vehicle stopped, four police officers discovered a Tec-9 machine, a .45-caliber pistol and a .38-caliber pistol inside the vehicle, court documents said.
This homicide is currently under active investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 911, the Major Crime Unit at (340) 774-2211, or Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-8477.
But not everyone agreed with the V.I. Free Press‘ editorial decision to relate that McKie was a convicted felon and repeat offender.
“Why does whay he did 25 whole years ago have any importance or relevance to his death? I swear people can’t escape their past smdh (shaking my damn head) ” Jenn Kahalau said on Facebook today.