Man wanted in St. John shooting arrested at King Airport

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ST. THOMAS - Police on St. John arrested a man they said was fleeing the territory because he was wanted on a weapons charge.

Police arrested Kamal Hendricks, 28, of St. John about 3:10 p.m. Wednesday and charged him with illegally discharging a firearm; possession of an unlicensed firearm; first-degree reckless endangerment; and interfering with an officer.

Officers detained Hendricks at King Airport on St. Thomas.

According to police, Hendricks was at a bar in Suzannaberg on St. John on March 1 and became involved in an altercation with another person. Hendricks brandished a weapon and fired it at least six times, police said.

No one was injured, and officers pursued Hendricks, who fled in a vehicle and threw a weapon out of the car, police said.

Hendricks then abandoned the car and fled on foot, and officers recovered the weapon and a number of spent shell casings, according to police.

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officers detained Hendricks at King Airport after the V.I. Police Department issued an all-points bulletin for him.

Hendricks was placed on a $60,500 bail and remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending further court action.

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