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Suspect held for deadly bar shooting

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Reports reaching BVI News Online are that police have taken a young man from Purcell Estate into custody in relation to the fatal shooting that unfolded at a bar in Long Look on the eastern end of Tortola late Friday night, January 6.

It is not yet clear if the suspect has been charged, but he was being held at the Road Town Police Station.

More details are also emerging about how the masked gunman entered the bar, robbed a patron, and fatally shot the business operator, Fraklyn Fahie.

Fahie, 61, was a resident of Long Trench.

He, two female bartenders, and patrons were in the bar when the hoodlum – dressed in black – entered with a gun brandished.

It is said that Fahie went towards the gunman.

He reportedly spoke briefly to the gunman who then shot him in the chest.

After Fahie fell, the gunman allegedly robbed one of the male patrons of jewellery and money before he exited the establishment.

The other persons at the bar were not harmed.

Fahie was taken to Peebles Hospital where he died before dawn on Saturday while undergoing surgery.

BVI News Online also understands that, moments after the gunman exited the bar, police officers who apparently were on patrol in the area entered the the business establishment.

They were said to be in an unmarked vehicle.

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  1. Freedom! says:

    Poorly-rated. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 4 Thumb down 12

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    • ha! says:

      Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 24 Thumb down 0

      You obviously don’t own a business which is why you can type this foolishness. Start a business and see how quickly you will change your tone as it relates to employment.

    • Janey says:

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      This person freedom isa real jack A$$.

  2. ndp heckler says:

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  3. solve the crime says:

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 16 Thumb down 2

    she is no help,watch her good in the face and say to your self,whats the used.

    These young man,and boys in the 6th district is messing up all the time .check at junction on top belle vue and baughers bay in the back and the front outside,also junction Purcell top and bottom.eye on

    • Wise up says:

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      It’s not the areas you name are the problems. Every neighborhood has its own hangouts and probably gangs.

      We must try and solve instead of pointing fingers. I bet you guilty of something wrong. May not be stealing but he without sin cast the first stone.

  4. Ms wize says:

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    @freedom . stop been a ja$$

  5. Albion says:

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    I am usually quick to criticise our police when they mess up, so it is only fair to give them kudos for quick and decisive action in the wake of this horrific crime.

    Let’s hope the DPP is equally efficient and the person responsible is put behind bars for a long time very soon.

    • Real says:

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      WHOLE GOVERNMENT SYSTEM NEEDS RESTRUCCTURING WE SHOULD LOOK AT COUNTRIES LIKE SLOVENIA AND SEE WAT THEY ARE DOING TO COMBAT CRIME AND TAKE A PAGE OUT THERE BOOK
      WILL BLOW UR MIND COMPLETELY

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