By SANCHESKA BROWN
Tribune Staff Reporter
TWO men are dead and two teenagers are in police custody after a high speed chase and shoot-out with police yesterday morning.
The incident took place around 2.15am off Soldier Road.
Police say officers were on patrol in the Highbury Park area when they saw the occupants of a dark coloured vehicle acting suspiciously.
Police tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver sped off.
A chase followed with police pursuing the vehicle into the St. Michael Road area where the suspects shot at the police and the police returned fire.
According to police sources, the driver and the passenger, ages 20 and 24, were shot in the head and died at the scene.
Two others, ages 18 and 19, are in police custody.
A handgun was recovered at the scene.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson said it is too early to determine what or if the teenagers in custody will be charged.
Police have not yet officially identified the men who were killed, however, ACP Ferguson said all the men were Fox Hill residents.
Active police investigations continue.
In other crime news, officers of the Traffic Division conducted operation, “Sweet Breeze” on Wednesday that resulted in 40 drivers being reported.
Twenty-nine drivers were fined $100 for speeding and 11 drivers were also fined $100 for driving without a seat belt.
Police are encouraging members of the public to adhere to the rules of the road as police will continue with their efforts to make the Bahamas a safer place for all.