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Teen Suspect Known To Police–Arraigned For 2012 GB Murder

The boy taken into custody by police on Tuesday in Yellow Elder Gardens following that police involved shooting has been identified by sources as 18-year-old Jaquan Anthony Rolle, the Bahama Journal has learnt.

The Journal understands that Rolle, a resident of Yellow Elder Gardens, is known to police and was charged for a murder police allege that he committed last year.

Rolle, who was only a juvenile at the time, was charged in connection with the August 26, 2012 murder of 22-year-old Emmerson Harding Jr.

Harding was at a club on East Sunrise Highway in Grand Bahama when he was shot multiple times.

He was the island’s ninth homicide victim last year.

Rolle had only been formally arraigned for the murder on May 10 this year.

Students and teachers at the A.F. Adderley Junior High School campus were reportedly forced to lock the site down Tuesday during the police-involved shooting.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson said the incident happened just after 2:00 p.m.

“Uniformed and plain clothes officers were conducting investigations in the Graham Drive, Yellow Elder Gardens area when they observed two males acting suspiciously,” he explained at the time.

“Upon seeing the officers the males fled in different directions and the officers pursued them. We were able to catch one of them and while the officers pursued the other male he produced a handgun and the officer returned fire hitting the suspect to the mid-section and lower body.”

The Journal understands that Antonio Duncanson was shot in the head, taken to hospital but died a short time later.

ACP Ferguson said an illegal firearm was also recovered from the scene.

School sources reported that as soon as they heard the shots ring out, administration ordered the gates locked and all doors closed, but ACP Ferguson refuted claims that the incident happened anywhere near the school.

Investigations into the matter are still ongoing.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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