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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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