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Man Hospitalized After Rampage

November 11, 2011 by staff 

Man Hospitalized After Rampage, As police wrap up investigations into last Thursday’s vicious cutlass attack that left one man dead and five others injured, three of the victims remain hospitalized reportedly in stable condition.

Police officers were summoned to a home on Dampier Drive early Thursday morning where a man, Michael Darville, allegedly chopped his father, brother and three neighbors.

Officers shot and killed the suspect, at the rear of a second-floor apartment complex on Somerville Drive, a few blocks away, after police say he had threatened them with a screwdriver and a large concrete block.

The injured are Darville’s father Ronald Sr., 65, his brother, Joseph, 39, and neighbors Evelyn Lightbourne, 64, and her sons Nelson Lightbourne, 21, and Gerald Outten, 30.

Outten, who reportedly received head injuries, had to be airlifted to a New Providence hospital as a result of a fractured skull.

Police received the call shortly after 5:00 a.m. Thursday and arrived at the bloody scene a short time later.

Police say after the attack at the home of Ron Sr., deputy chairman of The Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation, Michael, the youngest of five children, went across the street to his neighbor’s house.

Following the rampage, young Darville reportedly left the area on foot and police caught up with him on Somerville Drive.

Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police Emrick Seymour said officers made numerous attempts to arrest Darville who threatened them with a screwdriver and concrete block.

ACP Seymour said the suspect refused to put the screwdriver down and, being in fear of their life, they drew their service revolvers and shot him, fatally.

Investigators are reportedly wrapping up their probe into the ordeal.

“The investigation into this whole matter will be completed shortly and upon completion it will be referred to the Coroner’s Court who will make a determination,” the Grand Bahama police chief told The Freeport News on Sunday.

In the meantime, Nelson Lightbourne and Joseph Darville have been released from hospital.

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