Video: Police Press Conference On Shootings

November 21, 2014

[Updated] Police held a press conference today [Nov 21] to provide an update into the investigation into the recent shootings, where they noted that one man has already been charged, and said they have another male in custody.

The press conference was held in the wake of three separate shootings: the first took place in Devonshire on Nov. 11, the second in Somerset on Nov. 11, and the third shooting took place in Pembroke on Nov. 13.

Thanking people who have come forward thus far, Assistant Commissioner of Police James Howard said, “I realize that there are still members out there, in our community, that have information that can assist us not only with this Remembrance Day shooting, but other shootings that have taken place, and I ask you come forward and provide that information.”

Full video of today’s press conference:

Inspector Dave Greenidge, “This morning there was a court appearance for a 29-year-old male who was charged in relation to the Somerset Cricket shooting. There were six charges, four of which related to the injuries to the four victims, and two firearm related charges.

“At this time we have another male in custody, we will be taking a certain course of investigative action in relation to him, and hopefully in the next few days, we might be seeing another court appearance.

“As Mr. Howard said, we want to thank those who assisted us with the investigation. We were able to get a very positive community response after the shooting last week, and we just want that cooperation and that assistance to continue.”

When asked about the three men who were arrested in connection with the Mount Hill shooting, Inspector Greenidge said they are “currently on bail and that investigation is continuing.”

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the main police number at 295-0011, or the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477.

Update 4.25pm: Acting Assistant Commissioner James Howard and Acting Detective Chief Inspector Dave Greenidge both spoke at this morning’s press conference regarding the case, with their statements highlighting a need for the community to become involved in dissuading criminal behavior.

Acting Assistant Commissioner James Howard’s full statement follows below:

Just over a week ago I stood in front of the media and public of Bermuda and made a pledge that the Bermuda Police Service would do everything in our power to bring the perpetrators of shootings that took place on Remembrance Day to justice.

To date, a 29 year old Sandys parish man has been placed before the courts and we are following up other significant lines of enquiry. I would like to publicly say thank you to the members of the public who have faith in us and the process and have come forward with helpful information.

However there are still persons in our community who have valuable information that we can use regarding the two shootings that took place on Remembrance Day.

We are asking you to be bold, be strong and come forward. Please contact the Serious Crime Unit on 295-0011 or the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477.

Again, thank you to those who have already come forward and remember – if you see something, say something.

Acting Detective Chief Inspector Dave Greenidge’s full statement follows below:

This morning 29 year old Germiko Williams appeared before the court charged with the shooting that injured four men outside the Somerset Cricket Club on Remembrance Day. He faced six charges – four related to the injuries sustained by the four victims, as well as two firearm related charges.

At this time we have another male in custody and we will be taking a certain course of investigative action in relation to him.

As Acting Assistant Commissioner Howard said, I want to thank those who have assisted us with the investigation so far. We have had a very positive community response after last week’s shootings and we want that cooperation to continue.

With the public’s continued assistance, we look forward to a high level of success in relation to the investigation of firearm incidents.

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  1. Terry says:

    Thank you public for assisting>
    Great work BPS.
    Shalom.

  2. True Dat says:

    Nobody is going to talk when major players keep getting off and walking away

  3. Legal Eagle says:

    @True Dat Even though in a recent case ONE ‘high profile’ player got off in a rather curious verdict that was unanimous in 3hrs–that’s only ONE isolated case! Hopefully that will not stop the public from ‘talking’ to/assisting the Police–who cannot solve most crimes without public assistance!!!! And it’s the Public that will suffer most if they do not assist!!-+ crime becomes (more) rampant in BDA!!

  4. ole Onion says:

    Yup don’t be afraid to help your country ! Good over Evil ! But what happens when they go Westgate ? Rehab is a must ! We need a more regimental prison ! Sure help the police catch the peoples committing these dangerous crimes !! Good vs Evil !!