19th July 2022, marks five years since the murder of Jahcari Antoni Francis. At the time of his death, Jahcari was 20 years old.
Members of the public will recall that it was about 10:40pm on a Wednesday night, 19th July 2017, that Jahcari was shot whilst he was inside of a residence on Upland Street, Devonshire. Inside that residence with Jahcari were three other persons, who were fortunate to not have been injured.
Shortly after this shooting, the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) made an appeal for witnesses that lived in the area who might have heard the gunshots and or saw the shooter, who was on a motorcycle, to come forward.
As in previous years, we are renewing our appeal on the date of Jahcari’s murder and now, the investigative team is looking to speak with two persons. One of them drove by seconds before the shooting and saw a motorcycle parked at the driveway to the residence where this homicide occurred. The second person was standing at the gate of Upland Street and Middle Road, Devonshire. This is critical to our lines of enquiry.
The investigation remains active and progress has been made. The BPS thanks the public for all assistance received so far and today’s appeal is for more assistance to help confirm key information, so that we can bring closure to the family of Jahcari and ensure those responsible for his murder are brought to justice.
To provide any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem to you, please make contact with the Senior Investigating Officer, Acting Detective Inspector Jason Smith, on 717-0864 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can call the independent and anonymous Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477.
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