The two men who were arrested in connection with the double murder at Belvin’s last month have been released on bail, the police have confirmed.
Haile “Star Child” Outerbridge and Ricco Furbert were chased into Belvin’s on Happy Valley Road and gunned down on January 23rd.
Two men were arrested in connection with the incident last month, and held for an extended time after the Supreme Court ruled that the police could detain the men for over the standard 48 hours while the investigation continued.
Detective Chief Inspector Nicholas Pedro said the police had hoped to obtain a “full range of forensic results by the conclusion of the detention period of both men.” However this was not possible, and both men were bailed with “strict reporting conditions.”
CCTV image of the shooter released by the police:
Detective Chief Inspector Nicholas Pedro said, “The Bermuda Police Service continues to actively investigate the circumstances of the murders of Mr. Ricco Furbert & Mr. Haile Outerbridge.
“Whilst we had hoped to obtain a full range of forensic results by the conclusion of the detention period of both men, this was not possible. The Bermuda Police Service is reliant on our overseas forensic partners in this process.
“Following consultation with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, a decision has been made to admit both men to bail with strict reporting conditions whilst we continue progressing the evidence in this case.”
“We do not comment on specifics of any investigation, and will not in this case either, however important avenues of investigation continue to progress,” Detective Pedro continued.
“It is important that members of the community come forward and assist in any way they can. Police are particularly anxious to remove the threat from gun violence in our community.
“Anyone with information regarding firearm suspects or the whereabouts of the firearm[s] used in this or any other crime should call the Serious Crime Unit on 247-1739 or the independent & confidential Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477.”
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