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Police Issue BOLO Notice On Jarius Penn, Wanted For Murder In Enighed: If Spotted, Call The VIPD

CRUZ BAY — Police issued a BOLO notice for a St. John man wanted for questioning in a murder that took place last night.

Three men were shot in Estate Enighed in St. John at 12:05 a.m. Wednesday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. One man, who was shot multiple times in the chest, died from his injuries.

The VIPD warned people in Cruz Bay today to Be On The Lookout (BOLO) for 21-year-old Jarius Penn of Estate Pastory.

“The above individual is a person of interest in connection to a homicide that occurred in the area of Bramble House (in) Enighed St. John,” the VIPD said on Twitter. “Anyone seeing or coming into contact with Mr. Penn should notify any law enforcement officer or member of the Virgin Islands Police Department.”

Penn was described by police as being a Black male who stands 5-feet, 10-inches tall and weighs about 165 pounds.

Penn is known the frequent the Cruz Bay area of St. John.

Police said if you see or come into contact with Penn, you should immediately dial 911, or the Major Crimes Unit of the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211 extensions 5617 or 5554.

Police arrested Penn on October 29, 2020 on an illegal gun charge.

No further information was immediately available about the terms and conditions of Penn’s release from official custody.

Police issued the news about Penn being wanted in a tweet to Twitter at 12:04 p.m. today.

The VIPD said in its BOLO notice that Penn was born on St. Thomas.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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