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Cayman Islands: Man charged in relation to shooting incident on 3 June

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From RCIPS Mon Oct 30 2017

A 20-year-old-man is charged with Possession of an Imitation Firearm with intent to commit a crime, as a result of an incident that took place at , 3 June, 2017. (See below press release.)

The man is the second person to be arrested and charged relating to the incident.

He is expected to appear in court this morning, Monday 30 October.

 

Shooting Early Saturday Morning, 3 June

Just before 2:30AM on Saturday, 3 June, the 9-1-1 Communications Centre dispatched police to two reports of shots fired; one report originated from the on Mary Street, and a second shortly thereafter from a residence on Myles Lane in .

A man who had been at the Roof Top Bar that evening encountered three men known to him and attempted to elude them, but they followed him. The man then came down the staircase and jumped over the railing of the second floor, falling on a parked car below. The three men pursued him from the bar as he ran down the street, and fired what he believed to be a gunshot in his direction. The man ran all the way to a residence on Myles Lane in Central George Town.

When there the man met his friend in the yard of the residence; a silver Honda then came by with the three men inside the vehicle who were earlier pursuing the man at the Roof Top Bar. The men in the vehicle opened fire on the two men in the yard, who ran and were not injured. Several shots were fired at the residence, but there were no injuries.

Forensic recovery at the scene recovered several spent shells, some of which were of heavy caliber. It was determined altogether that at least fifteen shots were fired, many of which hit the residence. One of these was lodged in the mattress where one of the occupants had been sleeping.

“This incident reflects a dramatic escalation of tensions and is believed to be gang-related,” said Commissioner of Police, Derek Byrne, “the indiscriminate shooting at this residence shows an utter disregard for life and those responsible for it are a clear danger to the community. Such firearm violence cannot be tolerated, and we are responding firmly to the threat posed.”

At one point during the initial response to the Roof Top Bar, an accidental discharge of a police officer’s weapon occurred. The weapon was not aimed at anyone and no one was injured. The incident is under investigation by PSU.

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