Kaiamesha Thomas, a 27-year-old working for R&T Unlimited Security Company, died late Saturday in a shooting in the Richmond area by the Charles Harwood Medical Complex, Christiansted where the modular hospital is being built.
According to the V.I. Police Department, at 12:17 a.m. Sunday officers from the Ancilmo Marshall Command responded to a report of a person down. At the scene, the officers discovered the lifeless body of a female security guard that who working on the site. The officers also discovered several spent casings and observed what appeared to be gunshot wound about the female’s body.
Emergency medical technicians arrived on the scene and were not able to locate any vital signs, which indicated that the victim, identified by next of kin as Thomas, had expired before they arrived, the police said.
Preliminary investigation revealed that Thomas was shot while at her post sometime between 11:30 p.m. and midnight Saturday and discovered by a co-worker.
Police urged anyone with information about the incident to call the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-778-2211, the 911 emergency call center, or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS.)
Information supplied through Crime Stoppers that helps in the resolution of a case can qualify the tipster for an anonymous cash reward.