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Bahamas: Family dispute turns deadly in Pinewood Gardens shooting

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A man is dead and two officers are wounded after a family dispute escalated into a deadly shootout at a residence in Pinewood Gardens this morning.

According to Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle, a team of officers kicked down a door inside the home after a man who opened fire on his own mother and officers, had barricaded himself inside.

Rolle revealed that one officer was shot in the back as he protected the mother from gunfire during the incident.

The mother had initially called 911 after her son became “belligerent”, according to Rolle, who said two officers on mobile patrol first responded to the residence at Cascarilla Street.

The police commissioner did not provide a timeline for the incident; however, police confirmed the shooting incident to media at 10.46am.

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