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St. Thomas Man Who Shot To Death U.S. Attorney’s Son… Himself Shot To Death In Hospital Ground: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man convicted of the Main Street broad-daylight shooting death of an Assistant U.S. Attorney’s son nearly 20 years ago was himself shot dead early Wednesday, authorities said.

Deshaune Harrigan, 44, who was found guilty of murdering 18-year-old Jason Carroll in May 2000, was shot dead shortly before 4:19 a.m. Wednesday near Hospital Ground, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

Detectives traveled to the area and found “an unresponsive male lying face down in the roadway with gunshot wounds about the body,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.

Harrigan, of Hospital Ground, succumbed to his injuries at the scene, Derima said.

“It was a horrifying display of gunfire!” earwitness Annette Jennings Raimer said on Facebook today.

This incident is currently under active investigation.

Carroll was the son of First Assistant U.S. Attorney James Carroll and his wife, Celia on St. Thomas before he was shot dead by Harrigan on May 23, 2000 near Drake’s Passage.

Harrigan was sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2000 for killing Carroll.

According to V.I. Free Press records, Harrigan’s age was closer to 47 at the time of his death, not 44 as reported by the VIPD.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call 911, the Major Crime Unit at (340) 774-2211, or the paying anonymous tip line Crime Stoppers USVI at (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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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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