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TCI: Police are investigating latest murder

#Providenciales, September 4, 2019 – Turks and Caicos – Officers of the Serious Crime Unit of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force responded to Cooper Jack Providenciales on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 shortly after 11:00 p.m., following reports of a shooting.

According to reports, two masked men, armed with guns entered the home and demanded money from the two occupants of the home.

During the Robbery, the male victim who is a visitor to the Island, sustained a gunshot wound and was transported to Hospital by EMT’s where he later succumbed to his injuries.  The second male received non-life threatening injuries.

Speaking on the incident Commissioner of Police Mr. Trevor Botting said, “In less than four days, we are now investigating a second murder on Providenciales, taking the murder count to 10. Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the deceased, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. While our Officers are working hard to combat crime, we are asking the public for help with information they may have, to call Crime Stoppers anonymously. In light of the recent incidents over the last several days, the public should expect to see a further increase of Police patrols throughout Providenciales, specifically in the hot spots. We are asking you, the public for your patience in the event you are randomly pulled over by one of my Officers”.

Taken from the victims were an undisclosed amount of cash, a ring and a watch.

Anyone with information into this incident please call 911 or call Crime Stoppers Anonymously at 1-800-8477.

Release: TCI Police

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