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He accepts it was unfortunate situation, but according to National Security Minister Marvin Dames  officers did what they  had to do in the case of Friday’s police involved shooting that ended fatally for three suspects.

“It was an operation carried out by the police, unfortunately some persons would have lost their lives. 

“I believe the police may have recovered some five weapons from that scene in addition to a quantity of drugs and according to the police,  they were fired on and in a situation like that by law, they did what they had to do,” Minister Dames said.

Based on the report  Police gave  the media, they were tipped off that the suspects were at the Newgate Road home early Friday morning.

According to Chief Superintendent Solomon Cash, once on the property, they were confronted by two of the suspects, who opened fire on the officers.

In fear of their lives, the officers returned fire, fatally injuring the two. A similar chain of events reportedly played out in the case of the third suspect. 

“These are the times that we’re living in today and unfortunately you’re going to have from time to time situations like this, but we’ll see what happens. 

“The matter is being prepared for the coroners court and we’ll allow the evidence to come out and the determination made as to what happened, why it happened and to get the outcome,” he said.

In the days following the incident, there have been growing arguments that the suspects were not armed at the time police stormed the Eastern Road home. 

Meantime, four adults were on Monday charged in the Magistrate’s Court with two counts of possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession of dangerous drugs with a street value of $23,000. 

Written by Jones Bahamas

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