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McCartney Family Offers $50K Reward

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The family of slain businessman Kurt McCartney is offering $50,000 for any information that could lead to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) responsible for the murder of their son and brother.

On Monday, the family held a news conference at Halbury Chambers to make the announcement.

Kurt was gunned down last Thursday night in the Gambier Village area.

His H2 Hummer SUV was found just moments later near the area of Traveller’s Rest on West Bay Street.

Police arrested several men and women over the weekend in relation to the crime.

However, authorities have yet to name a primary suspect.

This prompted them to offer a $1,000 reward to anyone with information on the murder.

Still visibly shaken over the ordeal, the family could be seen fighting to hold back tears as Kurt’s brother Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Leader Branville McCartney explained what led the family to offer the substantial figure.

“This was done after discussing the situation with the police. This was not done on our own accord. We wanted to take the direction of the police and so they are aware of this reward,” he said.

“We know that they are doing a very fine job thus far in this investigation and again we thank them for that but we feel that someone knows and we will pay you for that information – $50,000 for the arrest and conviction and so this is to hopefully assist the police in bringing a conclusion to this matter.”

Mr. McCartney said he and Kurt were very close as he was his best friend, partner and confidant.

In fact, on the day of the murder, Mr. McCartney said he spoke to Kurt four to five times.

The last time was about five hours before Kurt was murdered.

He spoke about how the family is coping.

“It’s very rough – totally unexpected. We are thinking about the good times. Even though we mourn, we have had occasions to laugh because of the time of person Kurt was and of course what he would have wanted,” Mr. McCartney said.

“It’s a very unfortunate situation.”

Mr. McCartney also thanked the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) for all the work that officials have done and to the public who have expressed their sympathy and condolences.

Funeral arrangements are being made for Kurt for this Saturday.

Anyone with information can call crime stoppers at 328-TIPS or Family Islanders can call 300-8476.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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