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RBPF Nassau: Suspects shot by police, firearm recovered - Illegal firearms seized, 5 persons in custody - Another firearm seized
By Supt. Shanta Knowles, RBPF
Dec 2, 2017 - 1:00:53 PM

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SUSPECTS SHOT BY POLICE, FIREARM RECOVERED 

Nassau, Bahamas -   According to reports, shortly after 1:00am on Saturday 2nd November, 2017 Police Officers were in the area of a bar on Tonique Williams Darling Highway when they observed two men standing near a silver vehicle and engaged in an altercation with other persons. One of the men who was in possession of a firearm, pointed it in the direction of the persons gathered and fired a shot. Officers being fearful for their lives and those of other by standers engaged the men, who got into the vehicle and sped off.  The officers pursued the vehicle which crashed a short distance away. The men were ejected from the vehicle. It was at this time that officers discovered that the men were shot.  

One suspect died on the scene, while the other was taken to the hospital where he later died.  

A shotgun was recovered from the vehicle.  

Her Majesty’s Coroner visited the scene and is investigating this incident. 

ILLEGAL FIREARMS SEIZED, FIVE PERSONS IN CUSTODY

Police in New Providence arrest four males and one female in two separate incidents for possession of illegal firearms and ammunition on Saturday 2nd December, 2017.  

In the first incident shortly after 12:00mid night, South Central Division Officers were on routine patrol in Chippingham area when they observed a group of men standing in front of a local bar. Two (2) of these men began acting suspiciously. The men were searched and were found in possession of a handgun and four (4) rounds of ammunition and a shotgun.  They were subsequently taken into custody.

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Investigations are ongoing

In the second incident, acting on information around 2:00am, Officers conducted a search of a home in Yellow Elder Gardens where they recovered a 9mm pistol and two (2) rounds of ammunition. Four (4) males and one (1) female were arrested. 

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ANOTHER FIREARM SEIZED 

According to reports, shortly before 1:00pm, on Friday 1st December, 2017 officers assigned to the Anti-Gang and Firearms Unit acting on information went to a cemetery in south western New Providence where they made a check of a work shed and recovered a  Smith and Wesson .40 Pistol and fourteen (14) rounds of ammunition.  

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No arrest was made in this matter.   

Police wish to thank the public for timely assistance and information in these and other matters.

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 1-242-300-8476 (FAMILY ISLANDS)  

WEEKLY PREVENTION CRIME TIP – TAKE A STAND AGAINST ILLEGAL FIREARMS BY COOPERATING WITH THE POLICE IN PROVIDING INFORMATION REGARDING THE WHEREABOUTS OF ANY ILLEGAL FIREARM 



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