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2 MURDERS IN 7 HOURS! VIPD Scrambles To 2nd Homicide Scene At Lorraine Village

FREDERIKSTED — St. Croix recorded two homicides in the space of seven hours today when a 26-year-old man was gunned down in an Estate Plessen-Grove Place apartment complex this afternoon, authorities said.

Kaleem Ramsey of Estate Grove Place was shot to death at Lorraine Village Apartments before 3:25 p.m. today, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

Kaleem Ramsey, 26, of Estate Grove Place, St. Croix on Facebook.

“Investigation revealed unknown assailants shot the victim, who ran into a nearby apartment for cover,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.

Derima said that Ramsey “expired from his injuries on the scene.”

Ramsey was positively identified by family members as being the shooting victim, police said.

Kaleem Ramsey, 26, on Facebook.

Aaron “SavageJuice” Joseph, 27, of Estate Grove Place was shot to death at H.H. Tire & Battery shortly before 8:17 a.m. today. Joseph was an employee of the Estate Pearl auto repair center.

Detectives are urging anyone with information on this latest homicide to call 911, the Crime Tip Line at (340) 778-4950 or the paying anonymous tip line Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-TIPS.

Homicide scene at Lorraine Village Apartments in Estate Plessen-Grove Place this afternoon.
Kaleem Ramsey (left) and friends on Facebook.
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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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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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