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CASE FILE: Garry Cann



Referred to by police in Supreme Court as a leading member of Parkside.

Any known gang affiliation:

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Date of murder:

Time: About 10.15pm

Outside his girlfriend’s home on Sound View Road, Sandys. The area is known to police as the territory of Somerset’s MOB gang, which has an alliance with the 42 gang, rivals of Parkside.


Mr Cann had just gotten out of a car he had been travelling in with his girlfriend and they were retrieving some items from the vehicle when he was shot. The lone gunman was on foot at the time of the shooting but may have fled the scene on a bike.

What happened:

A single gunshot wound to the chest.

Victim died from:


Other casualties:

A Bryco Jennings firearm, using 9mm ammunition, which was recovered by police at a residence in the St Monica’s Road area on January 8, 2011. The gun has been linked to five other non-fatal shootings.


A male who appears to have been lying in wait for Mr Cann.

Description of suspect:

The murder happened ten days after 42 member Kumi Harford was shot dead and that is thought by detectives to be a “huge factor” in the case. They believe Mr Cann was the intended target and that he was shot due to his alleged high-ranking membership of Parkside.

Alleged motive:

Retaliatory or linked attacks: There were two other firearm incidents in the hours immediately after Mr Cann’s murder. At about 1.35am on Wednesday, December 16, a 25-year-old Southampton man was shot outside Warwick Bowl, Middle Road, Warwick. He sustained a gunshot wound to his hand. At about 10.30am the same day, a lone gunman walked up to a group of individuals standing outside a store on Court Street in Pembroke and discharged a firearm; no-one was injured. Alvone Maybury later admitted conspiring to shoot at Parkside associate Raymond (Yankee) Rawlins on that day and Anthony Swan was found guilty of the shooting.

In a separate case, prosecutors claimed in Supreme Court that Ronniko Burchall killed Shane Minors on December 17 to avenge the murder of his childhood friend Mr Cann. Mr Minors was not involved in gang activity, but his brother Shaki Minors was connected to the 42 gang. Mr Burchall and his brother Leroy Symons were cleared of murdering Shane Minors.

A woman and three men were arrested and later released on bail pending further inquiries.


Police say there are likely to have been people in the area who saw something that evening. They want to hear from anyone who saw a person walking or running in the area before 10.30pm or a person leaving the vicinity on a motorcycle.

Witness appeal:

If you have any information that could help solve this murder contact the Serious Crime Unit on

Who to call:

247-1340 or the confidential Crime Stoppers hotline on


Garry Cann (photograph courtesy of his family)

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Published September 06, 2011 at 10:00 am (Updated September 06, 2011 at 10:14 am)

CASE FILE: Garry Cann

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