NASSAU –– A teenager shot by police yesterday afternoon died in hospital a short time later, Assistant Commissioner Anthon Ferguson has confirmed.
Ferguson said the teen was shot multiple times after he pointed his weapon toward officers when they attempted to stop him.
He said police were near A.F. Adderley Junior High School conducting an investigation around 2 p.m. when they observed two young men.
“Officers decided to check the young men who were acting [suspiciously],” Ferguson said.
“The men fled in different directions. One of the young men as he was running produced a handgun which he pointed in the direction of the officers who were pursuing him.
There was an exchange of gunfire. One of the young men was shot.” Ferguson said the teen was conscious when an ambulance transported him to hospital.
The second suspect was caught and arrested during the chase. Police did not have an official identification on either of the men yesterday afternoon.
However, family members of the victim identified him as Antonio Duncanson, 18. Duncanson’s grandmother Theresa Duncanson said he lived a “fast life”.