Police are investigating a recent homicide

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Detectives on the island of New Providence are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an adult male which occurred on Tuesday 4th January 2022. Preliminary reports are that shortly after 9:00 p.m., Police were alerted to a shooting incident that occurred on Coconut Grove Avenue. On the arrival of the first responding officers, they found an adult male in a vehicle with wounds consistent with gunshots.

Emergency medical Services visited the scene; on completion of their examination of the body, it was pronounced lifeless. Initial investigations indicate that as an adult was exiting his vehicle, he was approached by two males armed with firearms. The suspects discharged their weapon his direction hitting him about the body, fatally wounding him. This matter remains under active investigation.

Police advisory to holders of Licensed Firearm The Firearms Licensing Authority wish to remind the holders of licensed firearms that
the 2022 licensing period commence on 1st of November 2021. The fee for shotguns is $150 and $300 for rifles. Licensed holders are also reminded that a late fee of $50 begin on 15th January 2022.

CONFIDENTIAL HOTLINE
The Royal Bahamas Police Force wish to thank members of the public for their use of the Hotlines provided to assist in reporting incidents of social gatherings. Your calls have aided in the reduction in social gatherings. The public is encouraged to continue to call 702-9967, 702-9968 and 702-9969 to report any incident of social gatherings that maybe in contravention of the COVID19 Emergency Order.

Source: RBPF Public Affairs & Communications Office

Audley Peters RBPF, PACO 05.01.22