Nassau, Bahamas (RBPF Release) – Two males were shot dead and another detained in critical condition shortly after they committed an armed robbery and subsequently led police on a high-speed chase on Sunday 16th August 2015.
According to reports, shortly after 5:00am, a man was driving in his white Honda Fit vehicle on East Street near Robinson Road, when three males, two of whom were armed with handguns and another with a knife robbed him of his car and drove off.
Police immediately sent out an All Points Bulletin (APB) for the vehicle. A short while later officers on patrol spotted the vehicle in the Robinson Road area. A chase ensued that ended on Balfour and Claridge Roads, where the vehicle crash into a utility pole. Three male suspects set the vehicle alight and opened fire on police. Police returned fire fatally shooting two of the suspects. The other suspect was rushed to hospital, where he remains in critical condition. Police recovered the stolen vehicle, two handguns and a knife from the scene.
Police suspect the three males to be responsible for a number of armed robberies over the past weeks and can confirm that one of the suspects is being electronically monitored and is on bail for a serious offence.
Her Majesty’s Coroner, Mrs. Jeanine Weech-Gomez visited the scene and is now leading this investigation.
All inquiries are to be directed to Mrs. Jeanine Weech-Gomez at Royal Victoria Gardens.