By SANCHESKA BROWN
Tribune Staff Reporter
A 34-year-old man, on bail for a double murder, died after he was shot in the head and upper body late Sunday night off East Street South.
The victim was wearing an electronic monitoring bracelet, police said.
This latest killing takes the country's murder count to 70, according to The Tribune's records.
It happened around 10.30pm on Cox Way.
Officer-in-charge of the Central Detective Unit, Chief Superintendent Paul Rolle said police were alerted to the body after the company that was electronically monitoring the victim noticed he “was in one area, not moving for awhile.”
“We received information that a man was found in bushes in the East Street area,” Chief Supt Rolle said on Monday.
“When police arrived on the scene, they met the lifeless body of a male with multiple gunshots to the body. He was shot in the head and upper torso. EMS personnel pronounced him dead on the scene."
Chief Supt Rolle said police had little information up to press time but investigators believe the suspect fled the scene in a Nissan Sentra or “another small Nissan vehicle.” He is appealing to members of the public for information.
Police have not identified the victim but The Tribune understands he is Pedro Dean aka “Stichie.”
Dean was charged last year in connection with the murders of 32-year-old Landris Curry and 29-year-old Drayson Forbes, both of Dundas Town, Abaco.
According to reports, around 2.50 am on January 18, 2014, officers were on patrol on S C Bootle Highway in Abaco when they noticed the reflectors of a vehicle on a track road on the western side of the highway.
The officers followed the light and discovered a light blue Maxima with a man slumped over in the passenger seat with a gunshot wound in the back of his head.
That victim, Curry, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Later, at around 9am, police got a tip that led them to another body, this time in bushes near Bahama Coral Island, a neighbourhood in Abaco.
The victim, later identified as Forbes, was also shot in the back of the head.
Dean was charged with two counts of murder in February 2014 but was granted bail in the sum of $20,000 with two sureties on November 19, 2014. He was also fitted for an electronic monitoring device.
Anyone with information on this homicide is asked to contact police at 911 or 919, the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 328-TIPS.