Bahamas Olympic sprinter Shavez Hart died after he was shot when he stepped into an argument to help break it up outside of a nightclub at 2:00 AM.
He was killed as he intervened to stop a group of men from fighting in the parking lot of the nightclub in Mount Hope, Bahamas Saturday morning. He had turned 30 just days before.
Hart was shot in the chest while the assailant was taken into custody according to police.
Olympic sprinter Shavez Hart shot dead breaking up fight outside club in Bahamas 🙏 pic.twitter.com/lsLSEprkdP— Daily Loud (@DailyLoud) September 6, 2022
Hart competed in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. He owns personal bests of 6.65 over 60m, 10.10 in the 100m, and 20.23 seconds in the 200m event. He was the bronze medallist in the 100m in both the individual and relay events at the 2011 CARIFTA Games.
He was a graduate of St. Georges High School in Freeport, Bahamas. He was the bronze medallist in the 100 m individual and relay events at the 2011 CARIFTA Games. At the 2011 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships, he false started in the 100 m final but took the bronze with the Bahamian relay quartet.
He competed for South Plains College with compatriot Trevorvano Mackey, winning a sprint double at the 2012 National Junior College Championships, before transferring to Texas A&M University. They both teamed up to break the Bahamian national record in the 4×100 metres relay in Morelia, Mexico, winning the gold medal at the 2013 CAC Championships in the process
He leaves behind a wife and son.
Hart was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead.