Tag: gun crime

Bermuda cops arrive for RCIPS shooting probe

Bermuda cops arrive for RCIPS shooting probe

| 09/01/2017 | 11 Comments
(CNS): Two officers from the Bermuda Police Service have arrived on island and assumed control of the investigation into the circumstances of the death of Norval Maconia Barrett, who was shot and killed by police on Friday morning. The RCIPS confirmed Barrett’s identity Monday, though it was alrea [...]

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Shootings gang related, say investigators

Shootings gang related, say investigators

| 28/12/2016 | 35 Comments
(CNS): Officers investigating the shootings over the Christmas weekend in which two men were seriously wounded said they believed the violence was gang related. Both victims were shot outside licensed premises on Monday. The first was in the early hours of the Christmas holiday morning outside a Sev [...]

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Man wounded in 2nd Christmas shooting

Man wounded in 2nd Christmas shooting

| 27/12/2016 | 37 Comments
(CNS): The RCIPS criminal investigation department has launched another investigation after a second man was shot this Christmas weekend. The 31-year-old West Bay man, who is now in the hospital in a critical but stable condition, was reportedly shot as he stood outside Super ‘C’s bar and restau [...]

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Teenager shot outside 7MB nightclub

Teenager shot outside 7MB nightclub

| 26/12/2016 | 37 Comments
(CNS): An 18-year-old boy was in a critical condition at the George Town hospital Monday after being shot outside the Fete night club in the early morning hours. The incident combined two of the country’s rising crime concerns of gun violence and young men tearing up the roads on illegal motorbike [...]

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Couple avoid jail for help in gun case

Couple avoid jail for help in gun case

| 21/12/2016 | 4 Comments
(CNS): A couple who assisted the prosecution in securing the conviction against a local gunman avoided custodial sentences Tuesday for their own part in handling the weapon as a judge found that there was no intent in their involvement. Sean Dunbar and Ashley Terry had gone to the EverGlo bar in Bod [...]

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Fifteen guns and counting, police appeal to public

Fifteen guns and counting, police appeal to public

| 20/12/2016 | 25 Comments
(CNS): The police have recovered 15 guns this year but it is clear there are still many more out there, and they are continuing their appeal to the public to help them find the weapons and gather intelligence on how the weapons are getting here. The latest firearm to be recovered by police is a [&he [...]

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Double possession earns gunman 14 years

Double possession earns gunman 14 years

| 20/12/2016 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Jose ‘Peto’ Sanchez (29) was given a 14-year jail term Tuesday following his second conviction for the illegal possession of a loaded unlicensed firearm. Sanchez was given an eight-year sentence for possessing a loaded illegal 9mm pistol when he fired the weapon in Cruz Lane last June, bu [...]

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Status of adapted flare gun in question

Status of adapted flare gun in question

| 20/12/2016
(CNS): A 22-year-old man from East End has pleaded not guilty to possession of a loaded unlicensed firearm on the basis that the weapon in question was an adapted flare gun. The court heard that Antascio Terrell Rankine is charged with possessing a modified signal pistol loaded with 12 gauge cartrid [...]

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Sibling killers to serve over 30 years in jail

Sibling killers to serve over 30 years in jail

| 20/12/2016 | 17 Comments
(CNS): Justin D’Angelo Ramoon (25) was given a 35-year life sentence tariff Monday for the execution style killing of Jason Powery in 2015. His older brother,  Osbourne Wilfred Douglas (30), who supplied the gun and drove the getaway car, was handed a 34-year term in the first case of a gang-rela [...]

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‘Guns are for cowards’ judge tells convicted man

‘Guns are for cowards’ judge tells convicted man

| 15/12/2016 | 20 Comments
(CNS): Justice Dame Linda Dobbs told Jonathan Welcome that guns are for cowards, as she handed down a six-year jail term Thursday. The 23-year-old Bodden Town man was convicted of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to resist arrest by a jury Wednesday and was sentenced today. With what s [...]

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Fleeing gunman convicted by jury

Fleeing gunman convicted by jury

| 14/12/2016 | 26 Comments
(CNS): It took a jury just over an hour to convict a 23-year-old man from Bodden Town of possession of an imitation weapon with intent to resist arrest. After hearing evidence and closing arguments from lawyers Tuesday, the jury deliberated for a brief period Wednesday morning before finding Jonatha [...]

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