Investigation Into Confirmed Firearm Incident Outside Docksider Pub

Wed, 2018-05-16

Detective Chief Inspector Na’imah Astwood, Serious Crime Department – Good Afternoon. 

The Bermuda Police Service can confirm that around 1:10am today (Wednesday, May 16th) a firearm incident occurred outside The Docksider Pub and Restaurant, Front Street, City of Hamilton.

An investigation regarding the circumstances is currently underway. The Serious Crime Unit is heading up inquiries, with Detective Sergeant Jason Smith and Detective Sergeant Dean Martin leading the investigative team regarding this confirmed firearm incident.

There were no injuries reported and detectives are working with community partners to progress this investigation.

It is very early in the investigation and we are not ruling out any possibilities, including that this incident may be gang related

It is disappointing, as the last confirmed discharge of a firearm was 3rd November 2017 – over 6 months ago.

As a result of this development, members of the general public can expect high visibility policing patrols and should not be surprised if stop and search powers are used.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses, as well as any individuals who were at the establishment when the incident occurred – or persons with relevant photos/video footage, to contact Detective Sergeant Jason Smith on 717-0864, 247-1739 or the independent and anonymous Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477 at the earliest opportunity.