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Update: West Bay Man Formally Charged with Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm, 4 November

4th November, 2021 Police Headlines

Update: 4 November

A 22-year-old man of West Bay has been formally charged with Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm, after surrendering to custody on 26 October. The charge is in relation to an incident that took place on 10 July, 2021. (see details below)


The man appeared before the court today, 4 November, where he was remanded in custody until 12 November, when he will return to the Grand Court.






Update: 11 July

Further to the below incident of shots being fired, police can confirm that it was reported that two shots were fired along West Church Street, near the West Bay Post Office, yesterday, 10 July. During the investigation, two spent rounds were recovered by the officers. No one reported injuries or damage to properties in the nearby area.


From the description of a vehicle involved in the incident, officers from the Firearm Response Unit had cause to search a vehicle that was located at a residence on Birch Tree Hill Road. During the search, several rounds of ammunition were recovered along with a firearm magazine.


Two men, ages 21 and 30, both of West Bay, were arrested on suspicion of possession of an unlicensed firearm. The men are currently in custody pending further investigations. 


Detectives are encouraging anyone with information regarding this incident to call the Major Incident Room at 649-2930. Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via our Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777, or via our website. Tips can also be submitted anonymously via the Miami-based Crime Stoppers online





Initial Release: 10 July

Police can confirm that just before 9:20PM on Saturday 10 July, armed officers were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre, to the West Bay District, where reports were received of shots being fired. The officers are currently on scene and making checks in the West Bay area. So far there has not been any reports of injuries made to the police as a result of this incident.


An investigation has been launched and further details will be provided as the matter progresses.