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12-YEAR-OLD BOY DIES OF GUNSHOT WOUND

Nov. 5, 2001 – A 12-year-old St. Thomas boy died Saturday in an apparent homicide. Deputy Police Chief Theodore Carty said that he died of what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the chest.
The body of Alphonso Blyden III was found on the floor at 2-43 St. Joseph and Rosendahl.
Carty said that the boy died at the scene at 9:15 p.m.
"He was visiting a friend," he said.
Carty said a witness at the scene who lived in the house said she found the boy lying on the floor after she heard a shot.
No one has been arrested in the case.
Alphonso is the territory's 20th homicide of the year, the 11th on St. Thomas.
Carty said he did not have an address for the youth and had no further information. He asked that anyone with information call the Police Department's Investigation Bureau at 715-5522.

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Nov. 5, 2001 – A 12-year-old St. Thomas boy died Saturday in an apparent homicide. Deputy Police Chief Theodore Carty said that he died of what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the chest.
The body of Alphonso Blyden III was found on the floor at 2-43 St. Joseph and Rosendahl.
Carty said that the boy died at the scene at 9:15 p.m.
"He was visiting a friend," he said.
Carty said a witness at the scene who lived in the house said she found the boy lying on the floor after she heard a shot.
No one has been arrested in the case.
Alphonso is the territory's 20th homicide of the year, the 11th on St. Thomas.
Carty said he did not have an address for the youth and had no further information. He asked that anyone with information call the Police Department's Investigation Bureau at 715-5522.