Man expected to be charged with Omar Davis’ murder

A man is expected to be arraigned by Monday in connection with the murder of Omar Davis Jr., Commissioner of Police Clayton Fernander said yesterday.

“At this present time, five individuals, five young adult males are in custody,” Fernander said.

“One of them, at this present time, is assisting police with this investigation. Between now and maybe Monday, someone should be going to court.”

Fernander said Davis knew the five men.

He said he met with the victim’s family yesterday morning.

“They were brought up to date,” Fernander said.

“They were very pleased as to where we were at with respect to the investigations.”

Police said the 21-year-old was found inside a garbage bag in the trunk of his black Honda Fit behind a grocery store in Centreville on Tuesday.

He had multiple wounds to his head, face and chest and his body was in the early stages of decomposition.

The commissioner said yesterday that a large knife was found at the location where Davis’ body was discovered.

“We know that where the body was found, the incident did not happen,” Fernander said.

“We have located the scene where it happened.”

Fernander declined to indicate where Davis was murdered.

Davis, who grew up in Kemp Road and watched his father murdered in 2013, was the first in his family to graduate university four years after he received a scholarship through the Ministry of Education Public Schools Scholars Programme in 2018.

On social media, he had posted about graduating with a 4.0 grade point average.

News of his murder resulted in the outpouring of grief by many people throughout the country.

Prime Minister Philip Davis said he knew that Bahamians everywhere had a heavy heart over the killing.

“It is always agonizing to lose a young Bahamian,” he said.

“Here, we have a young man whose resolve to escape violence had fueled his outstanding achievements in our public schools and in further education. His determination and his success reached and inspired so many. To lose him this way, when he was about to embark on the next stage of his life, feels truly unbearable.”

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Jasper Ward

Jasper Ward started at The Nassau Guardian in September 2018. Ward covers a wide range of national and social issues. Education: Goldsmiths, University of London, MA in Race, Media and Social Justice

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