Cab Driver Gunned Down, Minors Sought for Murder
A cab driver was gunned down on Sunday evening within shouting distance of his home, and two minors are being sought for his murder. Just after five o’clock, 41-year-old Cecil Buckley was socializing at his neighbor’s home on Ordonez Avenue when two young men approached him. One of the assailants brandished a firearm and then opened fire on Buckley, hitting him in the neck and abdomen. Buckley was rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. His murder is believed to be connected to the April 30 of Adrian Pook, who was also gunned down on Ordonez Avenue. However, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Hilberto Romero, says investigators are yet to establish a concrete motive but are working to detain two minors allegedly involved in the daylight murder.
Hilberto Romero, Senior Superintendent of Police: “We do not have a motive at this time. Information is that he was in that area when the two male persons came and shot him up.”
Reporter: What is the police doing in that area? Residents they are saying they seem like they’re being terrorized at this point, less than three weeks ago Adrian Pook was killed in his residence within shouting distance of Mr. Cecil’s home.
Hilberto Romero, Senior Superintendent of Police: “We have several operations and patrols in the area. The area is being policed. Again, this person found a way to make his way through the area and this is what transpired.”
Reporter: Are you able to say whether or not unconfirmed reports reaching the Police Department say that this murder was a direct result of Pook’s murder on April 30.
Hilberto Romero, Senior Superintendent of Police: “We have certain information that we have received and we are following up on it but at this time that is all we have. We are looking for one main suspect in regard to this murder.”
Reporter: And this suspect is said to be an affiliate of the person that seems to have I would want to say a lot of influence in the LIU. Is that disheartening?
Hilberto Romero, Senior Superintendent of Police: “I will not reveal any details that’s what the suspect at this time. When he is apprehended then we will release who that person is.”