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Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands Last Updated: Jan 20, 2018 - 5:18:51 PM


RBPF Abaco: Police involved shooting, suspect dead, weapon recovered
By Terecita Pinder, RBPF
Jan 19, 2018 - 9:30:35 AM

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Abaco, Bahamas - One male suspect is dead after he confronted police armed with a firearm in the Central Pines, Abaco area.

Reports are that on Friday 19th January 2018, shortly after midnight, police were called to a business establishment in the Central Pines area, where it was reported that a male armed with a firearm was discharging into the crowd. Officers responded quickly and confronted the suspect who was armed and who upon seeing the police pointed the firearm in their direction. Officers then became in fear of their lives and discharged their police service firearm, hitting the suspect and fatally injuring him. He was pronounce dead at the scene. A black tech-9 weapon, magazine and ammunition were recovered from the suspect.  

This matter will be referred to Her Majesty Corona.

POLICE ARE APPEALING TO ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING ANY CRIME, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, TO ANONYMOUSLY CALL POLICE AT 919 OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 328-TIPS (8477) (NEW PROVIDENCE) OR 1-242-300-8477 (FAMILY ISLANDS)

CRIME PREVENTION TIP – BE AWARE THAT YOU ARE A POTENTIAL VICTIM OF A CRIME. STAY ALERT AND ATTUNED TO PEOPLE AND CIRCUMSTANCES AROUND YOU.

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