The Shooting of Ronniko Rodney Burchall at St. David's Cricket Club

Sunday, December 30th 2018: Acting Inspector of the Serious Crime Unit Jason Smith - On Friday 28 December 2018, St David’s Cricket Club held their annual Christmas party for their members and supporters at the clubhouse in St David’s.

 

About 1:40am Saturday morning 29th December while patrons were socializing and enjoying the festivities, a male brandishing a firearm shot 30-year old Ronniko Rodney Burchall 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, St. David’s.

 

First aid measures were commenced on the victim at the scene and an ambulance attended and transported Mr. Burchall to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced dead at 4pm Sunday.

 

An investigation has commenced under the leadership of Acting Inspector Jason Smith and a team of experienced investigators from the Serious Crime Unit.

 

As of 4:20pm today a 31 year old man has been taken into police custody in connection with this murder investigation.

 

To date, a number of patrons who were at the establishment that morning have been interviewed, however, officers would like to speak with any persons who were at the club during the incident.

 

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.

 

The Bermuda Police Service remains committed to the victims of crime and their families, and we will continue to pursue & bring to justice, all of those persons who challenge peace and order in our communities.

 

In recent weeks, three firearms have been recovered by police and one person remains in custody with another on bail as investigations continue.

 

We are appealing to persons 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 jsmith2@bps.bm.  You may also contact the private and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477.

 

The Bermuda Police Service would like to convey our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Ronniko Burchall.

 

Update: Friday, January 4th 2019 - The Bermuda Police Service can confirm the arrest of a 24 year old man in connection with the murder of Ronniko Burchall on 29th December, 2018.

 

This arrest marks the second person taken into custody in connection with the enquiry, led by Acting Detective Inspector Jason Smith of the Serious Crime Unit.

 

The investigating team continues to encourage anyone with information regarding this matter to contact them, or provide the information confidentially.

 

Officers are particularly keen to speak with anyone who may have information on the suspects, their movements, or firearm.

 

Detectives are still tracing the movements of the suspects, and analysing evidence that has come into their possession through the course of the investigation.

 

Anyone with information no matter how seemingly trivial, should make contact with the police.

 

The Serious Crime Unit can be contacted on 295-0011 or the confidential Crime Stoppers hotline on 800-8477.

 

Update: Friday, January 11th 2019 - The Bermuda Police Service can confirm the arrest of a 23 year old man in connection with the murder of Ronniko Burchall on 29th December, 2018.

 

This arrest marks the third person taken into custody in connection with the enquiry, led by Acting Detective Inspector Jason Smith of the Serious Crime Unit.

 

The investigating team continues to encourage anyone with information regarding this matter to contact them, or provide the information confidentially.

 

Officers are particularly keen to speak with anyone who may have information on the suspects, their movements, or the firearm used.

 

Detectives are still tracing the movements of the suspects, and analysing evidence that has come into their possession through the course of the investigation.

 

Anyone with information no matter how seemingly trivial, should make contact with the police.

 

The Serious Crime Unit can be contacted on 247-1739 or information can be provided via the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477.

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