Ex-prison officer charged with gang member’s murder

Ex-prison officer Desmond Gilbert is charged with murder

Nassau, BAHAMAS- A former prison officer has been denied bail after being charged with the murder of reputed member of the Grove Hot Niggas street gang.

Prosecutors say 28-year-old Desmond Gilbert is responsible for the October 21 murder of Valenbino McKenzie, otherwise known as Debo.

He didn’t have to enter a plea and was denied bail.

Gilbert’s next court date is February 8, 2024.

McKenzie was in the front of his home on First Street in Coconut Grove when he was ambushed by two gunmen.

McKenzie ran for his life, but the armed thugs pursued him and shot him multiple times, killing him on the spot.

The day after McKenzie’s murder, Gilbert was shot in the leg while in the front of his home in Big Pond.

It’s unclear if the incidents are related.

Gilbert survived another attempt on his life last April.

Gunmen opened fire on the car he was traveling with within minutes of his release on bail on a gun charge.