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St. Thomas Man Shot Multiple Times Near Frenchman’s Bay Dies: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police are investigating the discovery of a St. Thomas man who was shot to death on the south shore on Friday night, authorities said.

Elon Frett, 28, of Charlotte Amalie was positively identified by relatives as the victim of the shooting, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

The 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of shots fired in Frenchman’s Bay at 7:54 p.m. Friday, according to the VIPD.

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

Elon Frett, 28, on Facebook.

Emergency Medical Technicians, who were on the scene, concluded that the male did not have any vital signs, police said.

Frett said on social media that he attended Charlotte Amalie High School and Rockdale County High School in Conyers, Georgia.

He goes by the name Elon “Dezert-e” Frett on Facebook.

Police are urging anyone having information regarding this incident to call 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211 extension 5569, or the paying anonymous tip line Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-8477.

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John McCarthy

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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