Police Continue Investigation Into Murders

April 10, 2022

The police are continuing their investigations into the two recent murders, and said they are “appealing for patience and understanding as we work to bring about justice and closure.”

This week was marred with gun violence that sadly resulted in the deaths of two young men; 24-year-old Che Jennings was fatally shot in Warwick, and 18-year-old Laje Franklin was fatally shot in the east end.

The police continue their investigation, with unofficial information suggesting that a forensic pathologist is expected to arrive from overseas to assist, and the police previously advised that due to the firearms violence, they have “created a surge capacity and maximised our officer numbers” by redeploying staff, halting training programs and amending staff duties.

Police released this footage below of the suspects in the fatal shooting of Mr Jennings in Warwick

A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is appealing for patience and understanding as we work to bring about justice and closure, for the relatives of Laje Franklin and Che Jennings, two young men who have been so violently taken away from their loved ones in recent days.

“The investigation teams have constantly kept families informed and updated on the procedures involved and progress being made, immediately from the outset of these investigations.

“Specifically trained officers are assigned for this purpose. We understand and appreciate fully, that families are grieving the loss of loved ones.

“However, there are protocols that the hospital authorities and the police must follow when these serious crimes occur. This is not about being insensitive, but rather, doing what is necessary to ensure the integrity of these investigations.

“We once again extend our condolences to the families of Laje Franklin and Che Jennings. We continue to urge anyone with information on the circumstances surrounding their deaths, to please call 211, the main police number, 295-0011, Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 or, provide the information to any police officer with whom you’re familiar.”

The police have, on many occasions, reminded the public that no matter how small the information may seem, they want to hear from people, and anyone with information is urged to contact the police or Crime Stoppers.

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