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TODAY'S CRIME REPORT 2017

May 22, 2017



POLICE APPEAL FOR INFORMATION IN OVERNIGHT SHOOTING DEATH

Police are appealing to the public to come forth with any information they may have to assist in their investigations into a shooting incident that has left a man dead on Sunday 21st May 2017.

Reports are that shortly after 10:30pm, a man had just exited his vehicle in the area of Chahs Drive, Redland Acres, when a man armed with a handgun approached and shot him before fleeing on foot. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.

Investigations are ongoing.

DEFENSE FORCE OFFICER FOUND WITH ADDITIONAL AMMUNITION

Around 9:00pm on Sunday 21st May 2017, officers from the Selective Enforcement Team executed a search warrant at the home of a Defense Force Officer, who was arrested earlier that same evening for possession of an unlicensed firearm.

During the search, the officers uncovered 50 additional rounds of 9-millimeter ammunition; two flare guns and a quantity of counterfeit currency.

The Defense Force Officer along with another man were arrested earlier around 7:30pm, when officers assigned to the Mobile Division conducted a search of a Nissan Fuga motorcar in the area of Balfour Avenue and Miami Street, and found a 9-millemeter Smith and Wesson pistol with 16 rounds of ammunition.

POLICE ARE APPEALING TO THE PUBLIC TO SHARE INFORMATION ON ANY ILLEGAL/SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITIES IN THEIR COMMUNITIES, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE URGED TO ANONYMOUSLY CONTACT THE POLICE AT 919 OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 328-TIPS (8477) (NEW PROVIDENCE) OR 1-242-300-8476 (FAMILY ISLANDS)

CRIME PREVENTION TIP OF THE WEEK- If a crime occurs-report it!

Everyone should consider it his/her responsibility to report crime. Many criminals target favorite areas and have predictable methods of operation. When you report all the facts about a crime, it helps the police assign officers in the places where crimes are occurring or where they are most likely to occur. If you don't report crime, this allows the criminal to continue to operate without interference.

In many cases, it is the information provided by victims and witnesses that leads to the arrest of a criminal. So tell the police as much as you can; no fact is too trivial. The police need the eyes and ears of all citizens.

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