Fourth man arrested in American’s murder probe
Guardian Staff Reporter
Published: May 17, 2013
Police said they have arrested a fourth man in connection with the murder of American sailor Kyle Bruner.
The 21-year-old man of Apache Alley, off Kemp Road, was arrested around 4:20 a.m. on Wednesday, police said.
Police arrested Antoine Bastian, aka ‘Lolly’, 19, of Abraham Street, off Kemp Road, and a 20-year-old man of Clarke Alley, off Abraham Street, on Monday.
The third suspect, a 28-year-old man of St. James Road, was arrested on Tuesday, according to police.
Bruner, 34, of Chicago, Illinois, was shot during an armed robbery near the intersection of Mackey Street and East Bay Street, police said.
According to preliminary reports, two men followed Bruner, another man and two women after they left Hammer Heads Bar and Grill on East Bay Street around 4:30 a.m on Sunday.
Police said the men, one of whom was armed, confronted Bruner and his friends on Mackey Street and demanded their belongings.
During the hold-up, one of the women reportedly got into a scuffle with one of the assailants.
Police said Bruner attempted to confront the gunman and was shot in the neck.
Police were also looking for Leo Bethel, 18, of Balls Alley, off Shirley Street.
Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe said on Monday the incident could have major implications for the country’s tourism product.