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VIPD: Shaq’kil Roberts Found Dead From Multiple Gunshots Wounds Today

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police responded to the scene after a concerned citizen reported that shots were fired in the Tutu area about 1:47 a.m. today.

Shaq’kil Roberts, 26, was found dead after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds to the body, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

“Officers traveled to the area and found an unresponsive black male on the ground,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. “The male appeared to have sustained multiple gunshots to the body.”

Emergency Medical Technicians on scene concluded that the male did not have any vital signs, according to Derima.

Roberts’ body was identified by next of kin as Roberts, according to the VIPD.

“The VIPD is asking for the community’s assistance in finding those responsible for this incident, the spokesman said.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call 911, the Investigation Bureau (CIB) at (340) 774-2211 extension 5569 or the paying anonymous tip line Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-TIPS.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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