By SANCHESKA BROWN
Tribune Staff Reporter
A 33-year-old father of two became the country’s latest murder victim when he and his girlfriend were shot multiple times at their home early Sunday morning.
It happened shortly after 8am off Kemp Road.
According to officer-in-charge of the Central
Detective Unit, Chief Superintendant Paul Rolle, officers were called to the scene after shots were fired in Whites Addition.
While police said they did not yet have a motive for the killing, a relative of the victim told The Tribune the dead man witnessed a murder in 2013 and subsequently “feared for his life.”
“Officers went to the scene and met a male suffering from gunshot injuries to the abdomen. EMS also responded and examined the man and reported him lifeless,” Chief Supt Rolle said.
Shortly afterward, said Supt Rolle, a woman showed up at the Accident and Emergency section suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to her body. Preliminary reports indicated that the man and woman were at the back of the yard cleaning up when two persons entered and discharged shots in their direction before fleeing the area on foot. The man died after being hit in his abdomen while the woman was rushed to hospital where she is listed in serious, but stable condition.
The victim has not been officially identified by police, however The Tribune understands he is 33-year-old James Capron.
Supt Rolle said police have no motive for the killing at this time, however, family members claim Mr Capron was a witness to a 2013 murder and might have been killed because of this.
“He was scared all the time that something might happen to him, since he went to the police,” a family member, who did not want to be identified, said.
“He called every day and began getting paranoid that people were out to get him. We believe this is why he was killed. It is unfortunate that persons who go to police with information are not protected and are fearful for their lives. Something has to be done or no one will offer police information anymore”.
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.
The death brought the country’s murder count to five for the year, according to The Tribune’s records.
Last week a man in Grand Bahama died in hospital a day after he was stabbed during an argument with several other men. He has been identified as 28-year-old Kevin Harvey.
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