Five people, including two women, arrested in connection with latest shooting murder
Two young women have been arrested in connection with the gang-related fatal shooting of 26-year-old Jahmiko LeShore.“The efforts of the investigative team continue and we are interested in speaking with anyone that has not yet come forward with information that is potentially of assistance in bringing the offenders to justice.”
Detective Chief Inspector Nicholas Pedro said yesterday the females, aged 21 and 22, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder and later released on bail.
Three other male suspects arrested soon after the March 1 killing, one aged 24 and the others both aged 20, have also been released on bail.
Mr LeShore was gunned down on Boundary Crescent, Devonshire, becoming Bermuda's second murder victim of 2011. His girlfriend is due to give birth to their child later this month.
Detectives have confirmed they believe the shooting was linked to the 42 gang.
Det Ch Insp Pedro said yesterday: “The investigation into the murder of Jahmiko LeShore continues. To date, five persons have been arrested.
“As is often with such cases, the persons arrested have been released on police bail to allow the investigative team to continue to develop evidence in the case and to receive the results of forensic tests on exhibits sent overseas.
“We would again like to acknowledge the assistance of the public in this investigation, which has proved helpful.
On the involvement of women in gun violence a police spokesman, while not speaking to any specific case, said: “To date, women have not been directly involved in shooting; but instead they have been used for hiding guns, providing alibis or as look-outs. Currently there is nothing to suggest they are any more involved. The Bermuda Police Service remains committed to pursuing all individuals responsible for gun violence with a view to ultimately placing those responsible before the courts.”
Anyone with information about the murder is asked to call the Serious Crime Unit on 295-0011 or the independent, confidential Crime Stoppers Bermuda hotline on 800-8477.
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