BPS Request Public’s Assistance in St. David’s Stabbing Incident
During a press conference today, Bermuda Police Service Detective-Inspector Peter Stabelford revealed that police received an urgent call from KEMH at around 3:37 this morning.
The phone call was regarding 23-year-old Osagi Bascome, who was brought to the hospital by unknown persons. A few minutes afterwards, Mr. Bascome was pronounced dead.
Further investigations revealed that an altercation occurred outside Fun Zone in St. David’s and that altercation led to his death.
“ We presently need to hear from anyone who was at the party at Fun Zone,” Mr. Stableford said. “ We know that people saw what happened. I would urge them to do the right thing by Osagi and tell us [what they saw].”
Mr. Stableford also urged anyone who may have gotten footage of the altercation to contact the BPS directly or to upload it directly to portal.police.bm/crime. They can also call Mr. Stableford directly at 717-2286. At the time of the press conference, no one who was at the event last night have spoken to police except for Fun Zone staff and security.
“ It is both appalling and tragic that a family and community woke up this morning to the senseless loss of life, and on behalf of the entire BPS, I would like to extend my condolences to the family of Osagi Bascome,”
Acting Commissioner Darrin Simons said. “ Tragically, people at the function last night did not call 911, they instead went directly to the hospital. In reality, just 300 feet away, there is advanced life support that would have been available to him.
We absolutely need to call 911 when something [like this] happens.”
The Acting Commissioner asked people to put themselves in the family of Mr. Bascome’s position and to think about what they would want to have done.
“ The BPS will surely do our part [in this investigation]; we will engage with the community to get information as best we can, detectives are working tirelessly to progress this matter, we are determined that there is increased tension [within the community], but we need the community’s help,” he said.
Minister of National Security the Honorable Rene Ming, JP, MP, was also at the press conference and said that Mr. Bascome and his family are actually her constituents in Constituency #1. Thus she knows them all very well.
“ I condone this senseless violence in the strongest possible terms and offer my condolences to the family at this difficult time,” she said. “ The BPS can bring those responsible for this heinous act to justice if those in our community share what they know . . . justice is often either delayed or not received at all because people do not give the information needed to convict those responsible for these horrific crimes.” TNN Management and staff offers our sincere condolences to the Bascome and Foggo family and friends of Osagi Bascome.————————————————————————————————Any content which is considered unsuitable, unlawful, or offensive, includes personal details, advertises or promotes products, services or websites, or repeats previous comments will be removed.
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