November 27, 2021

Cayman: Man arrested on Suspicion of Murder and Other Offenses in relation to Martin Drive shooting

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Update (28 October):

A man, age 29 of West Bay, has been arrested on suspicion of two counts of murder, along with possession of an unlicensed firearm. The arrest is in relation to the shooting which took place on Martin Drive on 1 July. He remains in custody as investigations continue.

Initial Release (16 July):

A second victim of the fatal 1 July Martin Drive shooting, who was receiving treatment at the Cayman Islands Hospital, passed away suddenly this morning. Police can confirm he was Eldon Charles Walton, 55 years old, of George Town. 

The RCIPS expresses condolences to the family of the deceased.

In addition, the 35-year-old man of George Town who was arrested on 9 July on suspicion of attempted murder in relation to the aggravated burglary and shooting on Adonis Drive in West Bay, which took place on 26 June, was further arrested in relation to the Martin Drive shooting (see below).

He has since been charged with Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm in relation to the Martin Drive incident.

The man will appear in court today, 16 July.

Investigations into this shooting incident are ongoing.

Police continue to appeal for witnesses to the incident, especially anyone who may have been in the vicinity of Martin Drive and Ms Frances Street at around 11:00PM on Thursday, 1 July.
Such persons are asked to contact the RCIPS Major Incident Room at 649-2930.

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