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A 4th Suspect Arrested By Cib In The First Stop Gas Station Shooting And Charged For Misprision Of A Felony

May 19, 2019

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas - On May 7, 2019, at approximately 12:42 am, the 911 Emergency Communication Center received a call that multiple shots were being fired in the area of First Stop Gas Station.

> See the first Press Release about this incident here

Several moments later, the 911 Emergency Communication Center received another call that two people were shot and were taken to the Schneider Regional Medical Center at which time it was discovered that a Superior Court Marshal was one of the victims.

The defendant, 23-year-old Kadeem Baptiste, was present at the First Stop Gas Station on May 7, 2019, when a Superior Court Marshal was shot.

Kadeem Baptiste
Kadeem Baptiste

Baptiste is seen on surveillance communicating with another individual involved in the gun battle.

Throughout the gun battle, Baptiste is seen leaning out of his vehicle with a firearm in his hand.

After the gun battle, Baptiste returned to the scene of the crime and willfully concealed another individual involvement in the shooting by giving the Virgin Islands Police Department false information in his statement

On Saturday, May 18, 2019 at approximately 3:00 pm, the suspect, Kadeem Baptiste, was arrested and charged with Misprision of a Felony.

His bail was set at $10,000.00, and he was unable to post it.

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