Police appeal for family of murder victim to come forward


Tribune Staff Reporter


POLICE are appealing to members of the public who have not heard from an “extremely heavy set” male family member since Sunday to contact them immediately.

Officer in charge of the Central Detective Unit, Chief Superintendent Paul Rolle said police have still not been able to contact the family of the man who was found shot to death inside a vehicle in Fox Hill Sunday evening.

He confirmed that police have a suspect in custody in connection with the shooting, but have to reach relatives of the victim to turn the body over to them.

“We are appealing to persons to contact us. This individual is extremely heavy set. We believe he is from Bimini and migrates between Bimini and New Providence and may (have been) residing in one of the local resorts,” he said.

“We have been trying to make contact with his family. We believe that he borrowed the small silver vehicle that he was found in. We are trying to contact his mother, we believe she works at one of the local supermarkets. So if you work at a local supermarket and you have a son between 300 pounds to 350 pounds and about 5’8” and migrates between Nassau and Bimini, reach out to us to help us link you with your relative.”

Just before 7pm Sunday, police reported that they were on the scene of a fatal shooting in Fox Hill. According to reports, a man was shot while in the area of Blueberry Hill Road, off Fox Hill Road. He was found in his car with gun shot wounds and pronounced dead at the scene.

“Officers responded to the scene where they met a male sitting in a silver, small vehicle suffering from multiple gunshot wounds about the body,” Chief Supt Rolle said at the scene.

“EMS responded to the scene and pronounced this male lifeless. It seems as though this male, for some reason, had occasion to stop when persons unknown accosted him and discharged several shots into his vehicle with the use of a shotgun, fatally wounding him.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 911 or 919, the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 328-TIPS.


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