Well-known Bimini businessman shot to death

Well-known Bimini businessman shot to death

BIMINI, BAHAMAS – Police on the island of Bimini are investigating a shooting incident that occurred on Sunday, April 27, 2019, which left a well-known American businessman and resident of Bimini dead.

According to police reports, shortly after 1:00a.m. on Sunday, a male was shot multiple times in the upper part of his body while at his residence.

The victim was taken to the Bimini Clinic where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Police said they are actively investigating this matter and are appealing to the general public for any information that could assist them with their investigation.

Persons with information are asked to contact the Bimini Police at 347-3144, the Central Detective Unit at 350-3107 thru 12, 911/919 or call the nearest police station.

Investigations are ongoing.

Meanwhile, a statement released from Bimini’s member of parliament, Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe, said the murder of the well-known businessman has sent shockwaves through the community.

“This incident is truly a tragic and rare occurrence in our beautiful island,” outlined a statement released Sunday by Parker-Edgecombe.

“We are hopeful that investigations by police will result in the capture of the person or persons responsible and brought to justice.

“I have spoken to the officer in charge of the Bimini district, Supt. Rolle, who has indicated that police are actively on the ground.

“We take this opportunity to extend deepest sympathy to his employees and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.”