Police call for witnesses in Connor murder

| 24/10/2013

(CNS): As police continue their enquiries in relation to three murders that occurred between 15 September and 11 October, officers heading up the enquiry into the fatal shooting of Anthony ‘Beenie’ Connor are making another appeal for witnesses to come forward. Connor was shot in the car park of the Mango Tree Restaurant on Friday, 11 October, at around 8:45pm, a busy time at the popular local restaurant and bar. Police say that many people have spoken with officers but they believe others who left after the shooting but before police arrived may be able to help. Although police have arrested and released suspects in the killings of Irwin Bush in West Bay, and Earl Hart in Prospect, so far no one has been arrested in connection with the gunning down of Connor.

“A significant number of people have already been spoken to as part of the investigation,” said Detective Inspector Kathy Marshall, who is leading the investigation. “However we are awarethat a number of people left the area prior to the arrival of the police that night. We need to speak to those people to ascertain if they have any information which could help us in this case.

“As such I am appealing directly to those people today to come forward and speak to me, or any member of my investigative team. You may think that the information you have is insignificant or trivial, but no matter what you saw or heard please let us know. Your information may be vital to the investigation.”

Although the police have refrained from committing themselves to any connections between the three murders or drawn any significance that two of the victims have connections to a spate of gang-related gun violence in September 2011, the shootings are believed to gang related.

Anyone who has information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, is urged to call the incident room on 244-3035, the RCIPS tip-line 949-7777 or Crime Stoppers 800-8477(TIPS).

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Arent there cameras in that area? 

  2. Anonymous says:

    Would this be the same police who cannot protect witnesses?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Was this article posted after or before the article about the witness seeking a new life?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Better to keep away from bars. People sometimes get unhinged and all hell breaks loose.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Walk and live, talk and……you know the rest. Just look at the other article about the witness who was shot and has no real protection. Even if I had a clue about any of this I would not breathe a word in order to protect myself and not risk my life for ppl I never knew or cared about.

    • Anonymous says:

      Might be true but how sad: that"s why the murdering scum get away with it cos no one will speak out

    • Cheese Face says:

      Thats the spirit, let the scum rule the island. Why wouldn't you call the anonymous tip line? Sitting back and doing nothing only makes the pricks feel more invincible.