September 19, 2020

GANGLAND EXECUTION: Robert Bush murdered as he sat in car

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The scene of Tuesday night’s murder

A man has been killed in a gangland-style execution in West Bay.

Robert Mackford Bush was shot dead as he sat in his car. A woman, named locally as Mayra Ebanks, was also in the vehicle.

She suffered bullet graze injuries and was yesterday recovering in hospital.

Detectives are investigating if Mr Bush was lured to the murder scene by the hitman before he was blasted in the head from close range.

Paramedics rushed to the scene at the junction of Captain Joe, Osbert Road and Birch Tree Hill Road just before 11.30pm on Tuesday night.

But despite their best efforts the 28-year-old was pronounced dead.

Mr Bush had previously been arrested and charged over assault in Club Inferno.

Detectives say he was also “involved” in the murder of Alrick Peddie who was shot dead in March last year in his grandmother’s yard in West Bay.

Robert Bush

Chief Superintendent John Jones said: “Absolutely, we are not ruling out that this is gang related.”

The death is the first fatal shooting in Cayman for almost a year.

Yesterday, police carried out a finger-tip search of the area where the shooting took place.

One resident, who asked not to be named, said: “Things are getting worse around here and I can’t see it getting better. This is just the beginning.”

 

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