Police tonight confirmed the gun murder death of 30-year-old Ronniko Burchall, who was gunned down outside of St David’s Cricket Club early Saturday morning, during the club’s annual Christmas party. And a 31-year-old man is tonight in custody in connection with his murder.
At a news conference held late this afternoon, head of this latest gun murder investigation, Acting Inspector Jason Smith, of the Serious Crime Unit, said the victim was shot “multiple times as he stood outside of the cricket club”.
“The suspect left on foot and it is believed that he ran towards the general area of Cashew City of St David’s.”
First aid measures were commenced and the victim was transported to the hospital’s Emergency Department via ambulance, where he was later pronounced dead at 4pm today (Sunday, December 30).
A full scale investigation is now underway, and a 31-year-old man has been taken into police custody in connection with this murder investigation.
Mr Smith stated that to date, “a number of patrons” who were at the club “have been interviewed” by police.
“However, officers would like to speak with any persons who were at the club during the incident,” he added.
“We are equally interested in communicating with individuals who may have seen or heard anyone acting suspiciously in the Cashew City area. There is also specific interest in a car that drove along Cashew City Road immediately after the incident.”
Mr Smith noted that the Bermuda Police Service “remains committed to the victims of crime and their families”, as they “continue to pursue and bring to justice, all of those persons who challenge peace and order in our communities”.
He also noted that “three firearms have been recovered by police and one person remains in custody with another on bail as investigations continue”.
Meanwhile, police are appealing to anyone “who may have knowledge of the planning, the execution of this event or the subsequent actions after the shooting to contact Acting Inspector Smith on 717-0864 or email [email protected], or call the confidential Crime Stoppers Hotline on 800-8477.