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18-YEAR-OLD KILLED ON BLACKBEARD'S HILL

May 6, 2002 — Police on Monday identified the latest victim in the rapidly growing number of murders on St. Thomas this year.
Jermaine "Fat Cat" Browne, 18, died after being shot several times late Sunday night. He was dead when police and emergency medical workers arrived at the scene on the slopes of Blackbeard's Hill about 11:30 p.m. Sunday, police spokeswoman Sgt. Annette Raimer said.
The body was found near the top of the stairs leading up from the Seventh-day Street area of Hospital Ground, she said, adding that police have responded to reports of drug dealing near those steps in the past.
Police found eight spent casings from a 9 mm automatic handgun in the area, she said.
Browne, a native of St. Kitts, had been living on Prindsens Gade, Raimer said.
Detectives with the Major Crimes Unit are investigating the murder. It is the ninth homicide on St. Thomas this year; that is more than one murder every two weeks on an island of about 50,000 people. It is the 14th homicide this year territory-wide.
Anyone with information about the shooting death of Jermaine Browne — or any unsolved murder on the island — can call the Major Crimes Unit at 715-5522.

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