Murder of Jahcari Francis

Thu, 2017-07-20

The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 20 year old Jahcari Francis and extends sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Mr. Francis was fatally shot at an Upland Street, Devonshire residence around 10:45pm Wednesday, July 19th and later pronounced dead at the scene by an on call doctor.

A Family Liaison Officer has been assigned to support the deceased’s family at this difficult time.

The scene was cordoned off and processed by the relevant police personnel.

While detectives believe this has the hallmarks of a gang related murder, they continue to pursue all lines of enquiry to determine the circumstances that led to this callous act.

The investigation into this year’s second fatal shooting continues and Senior Investigating Officer Detective Sergeant Jason Smith urges anyone that saw any suspicious activity in the Upland Street, Devonshire area Wednesday night to contact him on 247-1218, 717-0864 or e-mail

Alternatively, persons with information that can assist investigators are asked to call the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477.