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Five Shot Dead in Less Than One Week

Last week, police reported more than one shooting per day, prompting them to strengthen their call to avoid resorting to violence to solve dilemmas.

“Nassau is a safe place,” said Chief Superintendent of Police Paul Rolle. “I can’t stress enough the importance of conflict resolution.”

Last week Friday, police shot and killed a man of Haitian descent during an arrest in a Gamble Heights shanty town.
According to Assistant Commissioner of Police Stephen Dean, officers visited a home at Sunrise Road, off Baillou Hill Road South shortly after 6 a.m., regarding a man of Haitian heritage for several complaints of assault.

When police attempted to arrest the suspect, Dean said the suspect “began to resist violently and was subsequently shot. The suspect was pronounced dead on the scene.”

Persons close to the victim told The Bahama Journal that the victim is 30-year-old Nixon Vixiamar and that police were called by his girlfriend because he was beating her.

The day before, police were on the scene of three shootings. The first occurred on Friday morning when 21-year-old Arlington Butler Jr., also known as AJ, was gunned down just a few feet away from his family home.

Not long after that, police were involved in a high speed chase that ended with a vehicle being riddled with bullets and a young woman being wounded.

Moments later, police received yet another call about a shooting in the Nassau Village area.
Butler’s killing was the 94th murder of the year.

Police are asking persons with information on any incidents to call 919 or Crime Stoppers at 328-TIPS.


Written by Jones Bahamas

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