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Shavez Hart, Olympic Sprinter Shot Dead While Trying To Break Up An Arguement

Shavez Hart, Olympic Sprinter Shot Dead While Trying To Break Up An Arguement

Shavez Hart, Olympic Sprinter Shot Dead While Trying To Break Up An Argument

Shavez Hart, Olympic Sprinter Shot Dead While Trying To Break Up An Argument

The olympic sprinter from the Bahamas, Shavez Hart, was reportedly shot and killed after attempting to break up a fight at 2 a.m. outside a nightclub.

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According to Mail Online, in the wee hours of Saturday, September 4, in the parking lot of a nightclub in Mount Hope on the Abaco Islands of the Bahamas, Hart, 29, was slain while attempting to break up a brawl between several individuals.

One of the guys involved in the argument is said to have left the parking lot, pulled a gun out of his car, and then shot Hart in the chest.

Hart, who competed in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and has a wife and son, was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. He would have turned 30 on Tuesday.

Shavez Hart, Olympic Sprinter Shot Dead While Trying To Break Up An Argument

A suspect was later arrested and taken into police custody, according to local media.

Hart’s mother, Shammaine Hart, told the Nassau Guardian: ‘He was such a good son – very quiet and always helpful. He did a lot of work in the community and was always trying to give back. I will certainly miss him.’

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The country’s prime minister, Philip Brave Davis, paid tribute to Hart and said the Bahamas is ‘blessed to have a great athlete to carry our flag around the world.

Davis said on Twitter: ‘On behalf of my family and the people of the Bahamas, I offer my heartfelt condolences to the family of Shavez Hart.

Shavez Hart, Olympic Sprinter Shot Dead While Trying To Break Up An Argument

‘As a country, we are blessed to have a great athlete to carry our flag around the world. Ann and I will keep the Shavez family in our thoughts and prayers.’

The Bahamian sports minister Mario Bowleg said; ‘It is with great sadness that I express my heartfelt condolences to the family of the late Olympian Shavez Hart!’

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Hart was an eight-time Bahamian champion in 100-meter and 200-meter sprints.

He qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with a time of 10.10 seconds in the 100m sprint, a personal best that meant he became the third fastest Bahamanian of all time.

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Hart had earlier attended Texas A&M University where he competed in track events. He also competed in the 2013 CAC Championships and won the gold medal in the 4x100m relay in Morelia, Mexico.


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