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Police Arrest Suspect in Fatal Stabbing

A man was stabbed to death Saturday afternoon at the Clinton Phipps Race Track at Nadir, and within two and a half hours the V.I. Police Department had arrested a suspect.

It was the 22nd homicide on St. Thomas since the beginning of the year, the 39th in the territory.

At 1:14 p.m. Saturday, the 911 operator received a call reporting that a kman had been stabbed at the horse track. Responding officers found an unresponsive man lying on his back, covered in blood, in the concession area.

Dane McIntosh (VIPD photo)
Dane McIntosh (VIPD photo)

The victim – identified as Goshell Walters also known as Foma – sustained a puncture wound to the lower right abdomen and trauma to the head. He died as a result of the injuries, police said.

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The suspect, 47-year-old Dane McIntosh, was apprehended by the Special Operations Team within two and a half hours of the initial 911 call; McIntosh was still within the vicinity of the track when he was apprehended, the police said.

In a statement to the investigators, McIntosh reportedly admitted to stabbing the deceased. He was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. Unable to post $150,000 bail, McIntosh was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending advice of rights hearing.

 

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