ROYSTON JONES JR.
Guardian Staff Reporter
Published: Oct 07, 2013
Police were over the weekend investigating two murders after a man was stabbed multiple times at a night club on Gibbs Corner on Saturday morning, and another was shot to death in a house on Palmetto Avenue on Friday night.
As it relates to the night club incident, the victim, whose name was not released, got into an altercation with a man he knew at the club around 2 a.m., according to police.
Police said the suspect was seen running from the establishment after the stabbing.
The victim was transported to hospital where he died.
The Friday night victim was identified on scene as Kevin Saunders, 22, of Palmetto Avenue.
Police said Saunders was standing near the house when three men in a Honda vehicle pulled up alongside him and fired several shots.
Police said Saunders ran into the house and was chased by two of the assailants, who shot him multiple times.
Police were searching for Philari Williams of Sunset Park for questioning in connection with Saunders’ murder.
Superintendent of Police Paul Rolle, who heads the Central Detective Unit, appealed to Williams’ family to assist in bringing him in to police.
Saturday's stabbing marked the third murder recorded since the government launched its new crime plan a month ago.
Police reported on Thursday that a man who was stabbed multiple times in his lower back and head on Wednesday died of his injuries.
Police said the 25-year-old victim was at Lightbourne Street, Yellow Elder Gardens, at 6:30 p.m. when he got into an argument with another man who stabbed him.
Police said a 39-year-old man was in custody.
On September 6, National Security Minister Dr. Bernard Nottage announced that all police officers on New Providence would immediately be placed on 12-hour shifts.
He said 150 Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) marines would be immediately deployed to the police force, to allow more police officers to be deployed to the frontline.
In the weeks before the plan was introduced, 12 murders were recorded in a two-week period.
The murder count for 2013 stands at 85.