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Second Escapee Captured Without Incident

Sept. 22, 2008 — A second escapee from the Golden Grove Correctional Facility was captured just before midnight Sunday by V.I. Police and other law enforcement agencies.
According to a statement from Police Commissioner James McCall, Carlos Burgos, a 33-year-old convicted murderer, who escaped with two other prisoners sometime between midnight and 10 a.m Saturday, was captured without incident.
The first escapee captured, Eduardo Carmona Jr., 19, died Sunday morning at Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital. He had been shot in the thigh during his capture and died after undergoing surgery.
Law enforcement agencies including Bureau of Corrections and other federal authorities continue to search for the third escapee, 28-year-old Derrick Fredericks of St. John, who is serving a 5-year-sentence for second-degree burglary.
McCall urged the community to remain on the lookout for the remaining fugitive. He also warned that anyone suspected of harboring or aiding the fugitives will be prosecuted.
"If you gave any of these fugitives a glass of water, a meal or a ride in your car, you will be investigated and prosecuted," McCall said.
A press conference scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Monday is expected to shed more light on the escape and subsequent captures.

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