Murder count reaches 21 after weekend homicides

Murder count reaches 21 after weekend homicides

A 70-year-old man was stabbed in the neck during a domestic dispute Saturday morning – one of two homicides over the weekend.

The stabbing took place shortly after 11:00 a.m. Saturday, police said, and was less than 24 hours after a man was shot to death while at a club late Friday night.

The murders put the country’s homicide count to 21 for the year.

In the stabbing incident, police said they received information of the incident off Carmichael Road. When officers arrived on the scene, through McKinney Drive, they said they met a man suffering from multiple stab wounds including one to the neck.

He was taken to hospital where he died of his injuries a short time later. Police said it is believed that the victim was in an altercation with a female that resulted in him being stabbed.

A 44-year-old woman is in police custody assisting investigators. Police have not officially identified the victim but the Eyewitness News understands he is former professional body builder Paul Melbourne.

The second murder took place shortly after 10:00 p.m. on Friday.

According to reports, police received information of a shooting at Tufa Close off Cordeaux Avenue. Officers said when they arrived on the scene, they discovered three men lying on the ground with gunshot wounds.

The men were rushed to hospital by ambulance where one of the men later died. The two other victims are said to be listed in serious condition.

The men are believed to have been standing in the street in front of a nightclub, when they were approached by a gunman who fired shots hitting the men.

The victim has not been officially identified, but Eyewitness News understands he is 27-year-old Michael Hanna – an officer at the Bahamas Department of Corrections.

Anyone with information on any of these homicides is asked to contact police at 911 or 919, the Central Detective Unit (CDU) at 502-9991 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 328-TIPS.