NASSAU — Five murders have been recorded in the country since Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade reported that crime in The Bahamas was down 13 per cent for the year.
The most recent was the murder of a 27-year-old man who was shot dead outside a nightspot on Baillou Hill Road at about 2:45 a.m. on Saturday, police said.
The victim was identified as Ali Bain, a resident of Baillou Hill Road.
Bain had reportedly gotten into an argument with another man over a woman inside South River Restaurant and Bar, police said.
Superintendent Paul Rolle, officer in charge of the Central Detective Unit, said police were told the men went outside as the argument escalated.
The man shot Bain multiple times in front of onlookers, police reported.
The shooter reportedly fled the area in a gold Buick Century with two other men.
Police captured a suspect later on Saturday morning, but were still searching for the remaining suspects.
Rolle said that after the shooting, police chased the getaway vehicle, which eventually crashed.
He said officers were searching for “one or two other males” who escaped.
Rolle said they abandoned the vehicle off Carmichael Road. (Nassau Guardian)