The following statement was released by Acting Detective Inspector Jason Smith – Senior Investigating Officer…
Approximately 10:30pm on April 6th, 2021, 37-year-old Mr Jordan Outerbridge had just finished playing a game of cards at a residence on Tribe Road No 2 in Warwick. He was on his way home to his family – his wife and at that time, his 1-year-old daughter and 11-year-old stepdaughter.
As he was about to leave, he was set upon by a male who shot him several times. After he was shot, Mr Outerbridge received lifesaving measures including CPR to save his life, but tragically, he was later pronounced dead.
The investigation that began last year is still active today. Since April 6th, 2021, we have made some progress in this investigation, but we are not finished yet. We do know that in particular there are area residents who may have seen the suspect vehicle, prior to the shooting.
And we believe that based on our investigation so far, that the suspect motorcycle was patrolling up and down Tribe Road No 2 just prior to the shooting. In fact, our investigation leads us to believe it was somewhere in the region of 10pm, April 6th, 2021 when the suspect vehicle was on Tribe Road No 2.
As we said earlier, we believe Mr Outerbridge was not the intended victim, which makes this case even more tragic – that an innocent man would have lost his life in such a violent manner – leaving behind a wife and two young children.
So today, on the one-year anniversary of his murder, the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) continues to appeal for anyone who has information about the fatal shooting of Jordan Outerbridge to make contact with us.
We are interested in those residents who heard the gunshots and then would have seen or heard the suspect motorcycle leaving the Tribe Road No 2 Warwick area. The direction of travel of the motorcycle after it left Tribe Road No 2, we believe, was turning right on Ord Road heading toward the Belmont Hills golf course.
It is understood that the motorcycle’s passenger had the gun. Our investigative hypothesis is that the suspects are involved in a gang and the intended target is in a gang – but to reiterate, Mr Outerbridge was not the intended target.
Our investigation also leads us to believe that same motorcycle travelled to the City of Hamilton. We do know that at the time of this shooting a curfew was in place at 11pm.
If there were people on the streets who saw a motorcycle travelling in an erratic manner the night of April 6th, 2021 – we said previously that one of the riders had on a blue jacket, we are still interested in that – if those individuals that saw something could come forward to assist in bringing closure to the family of Mr Outerbridge, we would greatly appreciate it.
There are several police units actively involved in this investigation – that includes intelligence, forensics, detectives and Parish Constables. Of course, as the investigation has progressed, we are also in consultation with the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
We feel we are making progress in this investigation, which is why this appeal is even more important. We are eager to speak with anyone that has information that can take our investigation to the point of presenting a file to the DPP – that is what we are aiming for.
We need the community’s support to help us solve this case. It is incredibly difficult for the Outerbridge family, who are still grieving the loss of their loved one Mr Jordan Outerbridge, who lost his life doing something he did on a regular basis – playing cards.
We know for certain there are persons in our community that have information that is critical to this investigation – and their support makes a big difference whether this case is solved or goes unsolved.
As always, those with information that can assist but wish to remain anonymous can call the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477 or submit an anonymous tip through the Crime Stoppers Bermuda website www.crimestoppers.bm.
Similarly, I can be contacted on 717-0864 or e-mail [email protected]. Members of the public with relevant information may also speak to their community leaders (who in turn are invited to make contact with the BPS), or a member of the BPS they know.
All information is valuable. The Bermuda Police Service remains committed to bringing those involved in Mr. Outerbridge’s murder to justice and providing some resolution to the Outerbridge family.