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RBDF Marine, acquitted of govt house murder, shot in robbery

A Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) marine who was last year acquitted of murdering his boss and trying to kill two coworkers was shot early this morning in apparent armed robbery.

Able Seaman Jevon Seymour was reportedly confronted by a gunman who demanded cash from him outside a home in Carmichael Road.

Seymour was shot in the arm during the struggle that followed.

Ironically, the shooting happened on the anniversary of the murder of Petty Officer Percival Perpall on the grounds of Government House on April 28, 2019.

Prosecutors alleged that Seymour shot and killed Perpall and fired at Marine Seamen Calvin Hanna and Ellis Rahming but missed.

The jury rejected the men’s identification of Seymour as the shooter and acquitted him after witnesses said he was elsewhere when the crime occurred.

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