A 19-year-old male has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of 16-year-old, CedarBridge Academy student Kanye Ford at the Horseshoe Bay car park on Friday (Sept 9).

The young man’s death marks the eighth murder in Bermuda this year.

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) held a news conference on Monday, headed up by Detective Inspector Jason Smith, of the Serious Crime Unit, who said the suspect remains in custody.

“We do know from out enquiries that there was a party that was taking place at the Horseshoe Bay Beach that evening and there was a private event that was organised by a group of young people,” he said.

“We do know from our enquiries that there was a disturbance that took place at that party that involved Mr Ford and a second man, who is 19-years-old of age, who suffered a stab wound that is non-life threatening and he has been treated at the hospital and released.

“Our enquiries lead us to believe that there were approximately between five to seven men involved in an altercation with Mr Ford and we are appealing to you today, for those persons that were present during the assault, or during the party at the beach – our enquiries lead us to believe that there were somewhere in the area of 30, who were of varying ages, who were between 16-22 to 25-years of ages that was at that party.

“If you were there and you saw what happened, we’re asking you to make contact with us, so we can advance this investigation and to bring closure to Mr Ford’s family,” he added.

“It is a difficult time for the family as you could understand, that on the particular of today as many of our young people are getting ready to go to school, Mr Ford did not make it.

“And so we’re asking you – appealing to your conscience today to come forward and to assist the Bermuda Police in helping us to solve this particular murder.”

Anyone with information that may assist police with this investigation is urged to contact the lead investigator Detective Constable Odessa Philip on 717-2193, via e-mail, ophilip@bps.bm or, Detective Inspector Jason Smith on 717-0864 or, via email, jsmith2@bps.bm.

You may also call 211, the main police number 295-0011, Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 or, provide the information to a police officer with whom you are familiar.

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