Police have two men in custody and are continuing their search for three other men for questioning in connection with the shooting death of a 26-year-old male outside a motel in Sandy Point in the early morning hours of August 26 bringing Abaco’s murder count to three for the year.
Police report that at about 4:18 a.m. on Sunday a Bahamian male of Sandy Point contacted the Police residence at Sandy Point reporting that a 26 year old male he knew was shot while at a motel nearby.
Police Officers and Detectives from the Marsh Harbour Police Station (MHPS) immediately departed en route to the scene confirming the situation.
The young man, identified later as Gregory Bain, succumbed to his injuries while at the Sandy Point Government Clinic at about 10 a.m. according to the report.
The Police have two persons in custody that is believed to be involved in this matter and are searching for three others who may be able to assist the investigation. A team of detectives from the Central Detective Unit in New Providence are also on the Island of Abaco assisting in this matter.
The Officer in Charge of the MHPS, Noel Curry, said their search is “very focused” right now and they believe they will apprehend the remaining men soon.
He said that the group of men were at a nightclub in Sandy Point and then they went to a motel where it is believed a party was happening.
“Shortly after that there was an argument, which led to the shooting. So we believe they were attending a party and something went wrong when the shooting occurred,” Mr. Curry said.
He said the motive for the altercation was unclear not clear yet, though he noted that “Women were there but we cannot confirm whether it was over women or any other circumstances at this time. We’re still trying to probe it to understand exactly what happened.”
It was later reported that the police attempted a road block and exchanged gunfire with those they suspect were invovled. No one was injured in the exchange.
Mr. Curry said police suspect the shooter and the men who were with him are of Haitian descent.