Royal Bahamas Police Force Crime Report 12/1/2022


Police have launched investigation into a recent homicide
The circumstances surrounding the death of a male which occurred on Tuesday, 11 January, 2022 is being investigated by the Police on the island of New Providence. Preliminary reports are that shortly before 9:00 p.m., Police were called to the scene of a shooting incident which occurred on Knowles Drive off Tonique Darling High Way.

Officers responded, on their arrival they found an adult male lying on the ground outside his residence unresponsive. A search of the body confirmed several wounds consistent with gunshots. Emergency Medical Services later pronounced the body lifeless.

Initial investigations revealed that the victim was outside his residence when a small vehicle pulled up. Two males exited the vehicle armed with firearms. They approached the victim and shot him several times about his body. The suspects returned to the vehicle and fled the scene. 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.

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