A track athlete Shavez Hart from the Bahamas was killed in a fight in a club parking lot.
Shavez Hart shot and killed in club parking lot
Shavez Hart, a sprinter for the Bahamas’ track and field team and a longstanding national athlete, has been recognized by family members as the man shot and died early this morning in a parking lot.
On September 6, Hart passed away just a few days before his 30th birthday.
Police said that after a physical incident involving many males in the parking area of a nightclub in Mount Hope, North Abaco, one of the men fled and later returned carrying a gun.
Shavez Hart Cause of death
A gunshot wound is what killed Shavez Hart.
One of the men escaped and later returned brandishing a gun, according to police, following a violent altercation involving many males in the parking lot of a nightclub in Mount Hope, North Abaco.
Who was Shavez Hart?
Shavez Hart, a sprinter from Coopers Town in the Abaco Islands who raced primarily in the 100 and 200 meters, was a Bahamian who competed in track and field from September 6, 1992, to September 3, 2022.
With a personal best time for the 100 meters of 10.10 seconds, he is the second fastest sprinter from the Bahamas after Derrick Atkins in history. He is the fourth-fastest Bahamian of all time in the 200-meter personal best of 20.23.
Personal life and career
He was a St. Georges High School graduate from Freeport, Bahamas. At the 2011 CARIFTA Games, he won the bronze medal in the 100-meter individual and relay events. He made a false start in the 100-meter final at the 2011 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships, although he still finished third with the Bahamian relay team.
Before transferring to Texas A&M University, he competed for South Plains College alongside fellow countryman Trevorvano Mackey, capturing a sprint double at the 2012 National Junior College Championships. In the 4100 meter relay in Morelia, Mexico, they both worked together to beat the Bahamian national record, taking home the gold medal at the 2013 CAC Championships in the process.
Statements by Chief Superintendent Chrislyn Skippings
One of the males was shot in the chest by the gunman, according to reports.
Immediately after 2 am, according to Chief Superintendent Chrislyn Skippings, the event was reported to the police.
No indications of life were discovered at the scene, according to EMS, she said.
The victim was then taken to the Marsh Harbour Clinic, where a doctor saw him, examined him, and declared him dead. Later, the suspect in this case was detained by authorities after being arrested.
She added, “Investigations are still ongoing.
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