Gunman shot dead by police in Cable Beach…

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NASSAU| His Majesty Coroner is leading investigations into a police involved shooting that led to the death of an adult male on Thursday 09th May, 2024 in western New Providence.

According to reports, around 1:30 a.m., officers from the Cable Beach Police Division were responding to reports of suspicious activity received from concerned residents in the area of Delaporte, when they encountered a lone male who was acting suspiciously.

It is reported that as the officers were exiting the police vehicle, the male brandished a firearm and opened fire on the officers; in response, one of the officers produced his police service weapon and returned fire, fatally wounding the culprit.

During the exchange of gunshots, one of the officers sustained a gunshot injury to his upper body and was transported to the hospital by emergency services personnel, where he remain in stable condition.

Police recovered from the suspect, who succumbed at the scene, a firearm along with an extra magazine containing ammunition. Investigations continue.