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Officers Critical Thinking Skills Yield Swift Arrest In Residential Shooting

June 03, 2019

Christiansted, St. Croix USVI - On June 2, 2019, around 12:30 pm, officers were dispatched by 911 to the Juan F. Luis Hospital about a shooting victim. Upon arrival, officers discovered a black male individual who had sustained a gunshot wound.

The victim stated to the officers that while at his residence, the suspect, John Lindquist, discharged shots at him, striking the victim in the left knee. He was transported to the hospital by private vehicle.

John Lindquist
John Lindquist

Officers received information that 47-year-old John Lindquist was on his way to the airport to catch a flight, and he was apprehended while boarding the plane on the Tarmac at the Henry Rolshen Airport, St. Croix.

Lindquist was arrested and Charged for Assault 3rd, Unauthorized Possession of firearm during a crime of violence, and Reckless Endangerment.

John Lindquist attended his advice of rights hearing on May 3, 2019, and the Superior Judge set bail at $50,000.

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