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Four Men Murdered in 24 Hours in Providenciales; no suspects in Custody

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Danae Dennie

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#TurksandCaicos, June 25, 2024 – The Turks and Caicos Islands has experienced four murders within the last 24 hours, raising the murder toll to 19 for the year and during a press conference held on Monday, Police Commissioner Edvin Martin called it, “horrific.”

The latest murder took place in Blue Hills, Providenciales on the evening of Saturday, June 22.

Preliminary reports state that the Police Control Room received reports of gunshots being heard at a location along Bay Road shortly after 9 pm. Police and medical personnel were dispatched, and officers discovered the body of a male.

The 40–year–old victim was rushed to a medical facility for treatment and succumbed to injuries. He has since been identified as Dieuseil Eugene.

Homicide detectives are also actively investigating a murder in Five Cays, Providenciales.

Shortly after midday, also on Saturday June 22nd, the Police Control Room received several calls stating that gunshots were being heard in the area of the Community Center.

RTCIPF officers responded to the given location and found the lifeless body of a male with what appeared to be gunshot wounds about the body.

Police have not yet identified the man, but civilians confirm the man gunned down in Five Cays was Robert ‘Black’ Jackson, well known to the community.

Mere hours before, Police were chasing leads in a double murder; the gun killings were recorded on June 21st 2024.

At 11pm, the RTCIPF discovered the lifeless body of a male victim in the area of Rainbow Gardens in Blue Hills, Providenciales. Another man caught in the spray of gunfire was immediately taken to hospital but he succumbed to his injuries shortly after 5 a.m, informed TCI Police.

The carnage of Friday and Saturday took the murder count for 2024 to 19.

Commissioner Martin encourages the public to cooperate with the investigation and share any information related to the incident. He highlights that the public’s assistance is crucial in having justice served.

“Colleagues, we are now up to 19 homicides for the year.  While one homicide is one homicide too much, I wish to indicate that if any particular country over 100,000 crosses 10 homicides, it is considered to be critical or high.  At this point in time, the situation as it exists in the TCI is one that is very concerning.  I therefore look forward to continued public support that will help us improve our operations on the ground, particularly as it relates to community policing,” said Commissioner Martin, who has been on the job nine weeks, having been sworn in on Monday April 22, 2024.

These crimes are still being investigated and the  RTCIPF is asking anyone with information that may help in this investigation to contact the closest police station, 911, the Serious Crime Unit at 231-1842, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800- 8477 to provide any information anonymously. Additionally, individuals are encouraged to download the Crime Stoppers P3 app to share information.

 

Photo Captions:

Header:  Murder scene after shooting death of Robert ‘Black’ Jackson, killed in Five Cays.

1st insert:  Police in Blue Hills investigate the fourth shooting in under 24 hours; the man died at the scene.

2nd insert:  Double homicide in Rainbow Gardens, Blue Hills

(Wilkie Arthur photos)

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Firearm and Drug Charges

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July 15th, 2024.

 

SHAIWANZO MISSICK of South Back Salina, Grand Turk, has been charged with six counts of firearm-related offences.

Missick, 30, was charged on July 13 after police officers consulted with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The offences against Missick are:

  • One Count – Discharging Firearm
  • One Count- Discharging Ammunition
  • One Count-Possession of Firearm with intent to commit a serious offence
  • Two Counts-Possession of Ammunition
  • One Count –Possession of Firearm
  • One Count-Possession of Controlled Drugs
  • One Count- Possession of Controlled Drugs with intent to supply.

The charges against Missick came following a report made on Saturday, 29 June 2024,  following a shooting incident in Breezy Brae.

Officers obtained a warrant and searched the accused’s residence based on the information received.

The RT&CIPF is asking the public to notify the closest police station, contact 911, the Serious Crime Unit at 231-1842, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477, and anonymously give any information on illegal activity.

Additionally, persons are encouraged to download the Crime Stoppers P3 app from the Google Play Store or Apple Apps and share information anonymously.

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Five Cays Shooting Update

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#TurksandCaicos, July 19, 2024 – Shortly after noon on July 12th, the Control Room of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force received reports of a shooting in Five Cays, Providenciales. A team of offices was dispatched to Granny Hill.

Upon arrival, several interviews were conducted, and evidential items were retrieved.  Thankfully, no one was injured.

Given the investigation’s sensitivity and lines of inquiry, the RT&CIPF cannot comment further.

We are aware of audio videos and photographs purporting to be the location of where the incident allegedly occurred and ask that persons circulating such be mindful of exposing victims.

The RT&CIPF is again reaching out to the public, emphasising their crucial role in this investigation.

We urge you to notify the closest police station, contact 911, the Serious Crime Unit at 231- 1842, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477, and anonymously provide any information on this shooting or any illegal activity.

Your cooperation is vital in ensuring justice is served. Additionally, persons are encouraged to download the Crime Stoppers P3 app from the Google Play Store or Apple Apps and share information anonymously.

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Discharge of Firearm

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Turks and Caicos – Shortly after 10:00 p.m. on Friday 05th July 2024, the Police Control Room received a report of gunshots being heard at the TCI Disposal and Solid Waste, located along Millennium Highway, Blue Hills.

Officers and medical personnel responded, and based on preliminary investigations, a truck transporting a male occupant entered the dump and started offloading items.

An employee at the dump site confronted the occupant. However, he was shot at.

The employee managed to escape. Thankfully, he was not injured. This remains an active investigation.

The RTCIPF asks the public to notify the closest police station, contact 911, the Serious Crime Unit at 231-1842, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477, and anonymously give any information on illegal activity. Additionally, persons are encouraged to download the CrimeStoppers P3 app and share information anonymously.

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