GB police officer found dead in suspected suicide

GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS — Authorities were yesterday investigating the death of a police officer who was found in his vehicle in the Deadman’s Reef area with a single gunshot wound to the head.

According to Assistant Commissioner of Police Ashton Greenslade, the officer in charge of Grand Bahama, an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death but the matter is believed to be a suicide.

Police reportedly became concerned for the whereabouts of the officer after he had not been heard from or seen by his family or colleagues since around 8am on Friday.

He was eventually found when officers conducted an island-wide search shortly after 8pm — 12 hours later.

According to reports, the deceased officer was still clutching his revolver in his right hand when discovered.