Log In

Reset Password

Two arrested over shooting murder

Appeal for information: from left, acting Superintendent Nicholas Pedro and acting Chief Inspector Mark Clarke of the Bermuda Police Service (Photograph by Jonathan Bell)

Two men have been arrested and were in police custody last night in connection with the murder of 26-year-old Patrick Dill.

Mr Dill, a father of two, did not have any connections to Bermuda’s gang culture, according to police.

He was shot outside his home on Crossland Lane, Pembroke, at 10.45pm on Saturday as he got into a car to attend a party.

A family member drove him to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where Mr Dill died as a result of his injuries.

At a press conference on Monday, acting Chief Inspector Mark Clarke, who is leading the investigation into the killing, said: “All information is welcome and will be treated in the strictest of confidence.”

He stressed that “someone in this community knows the identity of the culprits involved” and called on “anyone who believes that this senseless killing must stop” to contact the serious crime unit on 247-1739.

Acting Superintendent Nicholas Pedro said police were “aware of the tensions that are out there”.

He added: “There are a number of things going on that I am not able to speak of at this time.”

Mr Pedro noted the Bermuda Police Service’s strong record of tackling such cases.

“The key to solving these matters is members of the public coming forward,” he said.

“It takes strong people to stand up, come forward and bring these people to justice.”

Mr Pedro said he recognised the uneasiness left by the murder. “Unfortunately, this is not new territory to the Bermuda Police Service or the community,” he said.

Police described Mr Dill as well-known and loved by family and friends. His death marks the first gun murder of 2016.

As well as contacting police, persons with possible information may also call the anonymous Crime Stoppers hotline, 800-8477.

On occasion, The Royal Gazette may decide to not allow comments on a story that we deem might inflame sensitivities or to discontinue when commenters allow discourse to go dangerously off-topic. As we are legally liable for any slanderous or defamatory comments made on our website, this move is for our protection as well as that of our readers.