By SANCHESKA BROWN
Tribune Staff Reporter
A FATHER of three became the country’s latest murder victim when he was shot multiple times late on Wednesday night.
Alden Shavalo Miller, 31, aka “Bolo”, was at a residence at Thompson Lane around 10.30pm when he was approached by a man carrying a handgun according to police. Mr Miller, of Thompson Lane, was shot multiple times in the chest and the suspect fled the area on foot. Emergency personnel pronounced him dead at the scene.
The country’s murder count now stands at 90 for the year, according to The Tribune’s records.
Last month, National Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage said the government is giving “consideration” to a “lock down” of notorious crime areas in the capital, but only “to the extent that the law permits it”.
However, Dr Nottage said the concept of a lock down is “easier to talk about than to accomplish”.
His comments came days after State National Security Minister Keith Bell told The Tribune that a “lock down” of crime “hot spots” in New Providence is necessary to “turn the tables” on serious criminals in the country.
He argued that the government cannot continue to take the same approaches to combatting crime and expect a different result. He said that Bahamians are to the point where they are prepared to allow law enforcement to take draconian actions rather than allow a “handful of persons to hold us at bay.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 911 or 919, the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991 or Crime Stoppers at 328-TIPS.