Kadeem Barnes, 26 was shot and killed Saturday night in the Altona area, the V.I. Police Department reported.
It was the 15th homicide on St. Thomas since the first of the year, the 21st in the territory.
In a news release issued Monday evening, the department said officers were dispatched to the Schneider Regional Medical Center on a report of a gunshot victim. Arriving at the emergency room, the officers saw the ERoom staff operating on a male victim, later identified as Barnes, who had been shot multiple times about the body.
Preliminary investigation revealed that Barnes was shot while outside of a grocery store in the vicinity of Welgunst in the Altona area.
The Criminal Investigation Bureau, which is investigating the incident, asked anyone with information about the crime to notify the bureau at 340-714-9807 ext. 5556, the Major Crimes unit at 340-714-9823 ext. 5617, or the anonymous tip services, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.