Shavez Hart, Olympic sprinter and former Texas A&M star. was shot and killed tragically on Saturday after allegedly trying to break up a fight outside of a nightclub in the Bahamas. He was only 29 years old.
TMZ got word from the Royal Bahamas Police that the incident happened in Mount Hope, North Abaco, about 120 miles north of Nassau, around 2 AM. According to the report, a physical altercation occurred between a group of men in the parking lot when one male opened fire and hit Hart in the chest.
Hart was transported to the Marsh Harbour Clinic where he was pronounced dead, days before his 30th birthday. The Bahamas Olympic Committee released a statement on Shavez’s passing.
“The Olympic family is saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Shavez Hart, a proud native of Abaco. He was always very humble, yet proud and determined to offer the very best of himself for the sake of country.”
Hart was the third fastest Bahamian sprinter of all time in the 100m dash and won the silver medal in the 4x400m relay in the 2016 Indoor World Championship. Before that, Hart was a Texas A&M star, winning several competitions, including the gold in the 4x400m relay at the 2015 NCAA Indoor Championship and the 100m at the 2015 SEC Outdoor Championship.
The Royal Bahamas Police have the investigation ongoing and a suspect has been arrested as of this reporting. Thirsty will have updates when available.