Police appeal on second anniversary of daylight gun murder
Police appealed yesterday to people to come forward with information on the gun murder of a man exactly two years ago today.
Clarke Fox was shot in broad daylight on March 17, 2020 as he stood near the junction of Court Street and Elliot Street in North Hamilton.
A police spokesman said: “The two suspects were on a dark-coloured motorcycle.
“The rider was wearing a light-coloured sweat top, blue jeans, multicoloured sneakers, gloves and a dark-coloured full-faced helmet.
“The passenger was wearing a dark-coloured jacket, dark-coloured pants, dark sneakers, a white helmet with tinted full-faced visor and was in possession of a firearm.”
The gunman opened fire as the bike travelled south on Court Street
The spokesman added that Mr Fox ran and was chased down Court Street towards Dundonald Street by the motorbike as the passenger continued to fire.
He said Mr Fox turned and ran back up Court Street towards Elliot Street in an attempt to escape, but the bike rider followed him and the passenger continued to shoot.
The spokesman added: “The suspects then made good their escape on the dark-coloured motorcycle, travelling west on Elliot Street, leaving the area.”
Mr Fox was rushed to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, but died of his injuries.
Detective Sergeant Jason Smith, the senior investigating officer, said: “This brazen act of violence was committed not under the cover of darkness, but rather at 2.45pm on a busy street where people were moving about or entering or leaving any of the several businesses in that area.
“Many of these people were forced to take evasive action to avoid being injured by indiscriminate actions of the gunman or worse.
“Sadly, Mr Fox was not able to do so.”
Anyone with information should contact Mr Smith on 717-0864 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Witnesses can also call police on 295-0011 or contact the anonymous and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline, 800-8477.