Police detectives investigating Bermuda’s latest gun murder say it’s too early to tell whether it was gang related, but seniors officers attached to the Serious Crime Unit confirmed that the lone gunman waited outside the victim’s home and shot him several times before leaving the area.
Speaking at a news conference yesterday, Chief Inspector Arthur Glasford said police received several 911 calls reporting gunshots in the Rambling Lane area of Pembroke.
Police arrived at the scene to find 33-year-old Paul Johnson lying on the ground outside his residence. Despite administering CPR and other lifesaving measures, he said the victim was subsequently pronounced dead at 3:33am at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.
The investigation now underway, is being headed up by Detective Sergeant Jason Smith, and his team are interested in speaking with anyone who has any information on this latest murder.
Meanwhile, a 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with this fatal shooting.
Mr Glasford noted that the Bermuda Police Service “is following all lines of enquiry”.
And while he said it was still too early to tell whether this murder was gang related, or if it was connected to another recent attempted shooting in the Happy Valley Road area.
“Police are interested in identifying the last movements of Paul Johnson,” he added. “Anyone who has any knowledge of his movements between 9pm Sunday, December 9 and 3am Monday, December 10 is asked to contact police.”
Police are also interested in speaking with the driver of a grey car who transported Mr Johnson to a business on Church Street in Hamilton.
Anyone with information that may assist is urged to contact Detective Sergeant Jason Smith on 717-0864 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or the confidential Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477.
People can also contact the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477.