Police Identify Victim As Job Solomon Tucker

July 23, 2015

[Updated with video] The police identified the young man who was killed on Tuesday evening as Job Solomon Tucker, and appealed for the public to come forward and assist the police with the investigation.

Acting Inspector Jason Smith said, “On Tuesday night a few minutes after 11 pm a group of males had an altercation with the victim outside of his residence on Woodlawn Road in Sandys. During the altercation the victim Job Tucker was stabbed in is abdomen.

“After being stabbed the victim retreated into his residence where he sought refuge from the attackers. The assailants broke windows in an effort to gain entry into house but despite their attempts to gain entry they were unsuccessful.

“The victim was taken to the hospital via ambulance where he succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday at 6:45am.

“We are interested in speaking with anyone who can identify the movements of the victim prior to his arrival at his residence on the night of the stabbing, his movements during the day time hours of Tuesday the 21st of July and any and all of his associates and friends.”

“We would like to assure the public that this was not a random attack but what appears to be a targeted attack by unscrupulous individuals,” added Mr Smith.

Chief Inspector Na’imah Astwood’s full statement is below:

On behalf of the Bermuda Police Service I would first like to express our condolences to the family and friends of Job Solomon Tucker. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during these very trying times.

As a result of the untimely death of Mr. Tucker, The Bermuda Police Service has launched a detailed investigation which is being spear headed by the Serious Crime Unit.

To assist with this investigation, a Family Liaison Officer has been assigned to the Tucker family to help them cope with the process as the investigation continues.

The death of Mr. Tucker marks the first murder of 2015 and we are taking the investigation into his death seriously.

We are still in the infancy stages of this investigation and I would now turn over to A/Insp Jason Smith.

Acting Inspector Jason Smith’s full statement is below:

On Tuesday night a few minutes after 11 pm a group of males had an altercation with the victim outside of his residence on Woodlawn Road in Sandys. During the altercation the victim Job Tucker was stabbed in is abdomen. After being stabbed the victim retreated into his residence where he sought refuge from the attackers. The assailants broke windows in an effort to gain entry into house but despite their attempts to gain entry they were unsuccessful.

The victim was taken to the hospital via ambulance where he succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday at 6:45am.

We are interested in speaking with anyone who can identify the movements of the victim prior to his arrival at his residence on the night of the stabbing, his movements during the day time hours of Tuesday the 21st of July and any and all of his associates and friends.

There are members of the public and in particular residents of the Woodlawn Road area, that will be familiar with the victim his friends and his movements. There are also residents that would have heard the glass shattering and arguing during this unfortunate attack.

We are asking those members of the public to be bold and come forward to assist us with this investigation and to bring closer to the victim’s family and friends.

We would like to assure the public that this was not a random attack but what appears to be a targeted attack by unscrupulous individuals.

The public must be bold as there are people in the community who are close to the deceased and who live in the community who can assist us with this investigation and we are appealing directly to those individuals.

Anyone with any information no matter how insignificant it may appear to you, we are asking you to contact The Serious Crime Unit on 247-1739 or you can email me directly on jsmith2@bps.bm. Or you can call the confidential and anonymous Crime stoppers hotline on 800 8477.

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