Man fatally shot during weekend
Police are investigating the country’s latest murder, the fatal shooting of a 35-year-old man on Saturday.
The incident reportedly occurred shortly before 11 p.m. on Golden Isles Road.
Police said the victim was in a Haitian village along with a group of people when they were approached by three men wearing dark clothing who demanded cash.
The Guardian understands that the scene became hostile. It is reported that the victim ran and was subsequently shot.
Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel responded and pronounced the victim dead.
Police officials were unable to identity the body of the victim up to press time.
This latest death pushed the country’s murder count for 2011 to 116.
Police are investigating and are appealing to members of the public who have any information regarding this incident or any other incident to contact them.
Police also reported significant success in firearms arrests over the weekend.
On Friday officers removed three firearms off the streets of New Providence.
Police said that shortly before 11 a.m. on Friday they received information that gunshots were being heard at Romer Street off Fox Hill Road.
Officers of the Fox Hill Police Station responded and on arrival at Romer Street observed two men acting suspiciously.
Officers conducted a search of the men and discovered two handguns, a quantity of assorted ammunition along with a quantity of suspected marijuana.
The men, ages 24 and 25, were taken into custody.
In the second incident a 31-year-old male and a 24-year-old female were taken into custody after they were found in possession of a handgun and ammunition.
Officers of the Central Division arrested the two around 8:20 p.m. on Friday at West Bay Street in the area of the Western Esplanade after conducting a search of their vehicle.
On Saturday two men, ages 30 and 23, were in police custody after officers conducted a search of their blue Plymouth Neon and discovered a handgun and ammunition.
Officers said that around 3:30 p.m. they received information that gunshots were being heard at the rear of the Prince Charles Shopping Centre.
Police responded and saw the occupants of a blue Neon acting suspiciously while leaving the area.
Police pursued the vehicle, which came to a stop on Zirconia Court off Pine Barron Road, and discovered the weapon.
Police are investigating and as usual are appealing to members of the public who have knowledge of persons in possession of firearms, to either hand them over to police or report them to police at 911, 919, 322-3333, the Central Detective Unit (CDU) at 502-9991, 502-9910 or Crime Stoppers at 328-TIPS.