Bahamian music icon gunned down in his own home

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July 18, 2019


BAHAMIAN musician Sylvester "Sly" Roker was killed after a home invasion in the Turks and Caicos Islands yesterday morning.

According to Royal Turks and Caicos Island Police, around 3.05am yesterday officers received reports that armed assailants entered a home on Bay Road and opened fire on a man.

Police and medical units were dispatched, and the victim was pronounced dead at 4.43am at the hospital.

Speaking on the incident, TCI Commissioner of Police James Smith said: "This is a traumatic situation for the victim's family and friends. While there are many emotions, I can tell you that my officers are committed to bringing the facts to light. We are currently conducting a thorough investigation. We are collecting evidence and would like to hear from all available witnesses. We are asking anyone in our community with information regarding the incident to contact 911 or 18008477 anonymously."

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News date : 07/18/2019    Category : About Bahamians, Crime, Music, Tribune Stories

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