Father arrested in murder case

| 14/11/2019
Cayman News Service
Shaquille Demario Bush in HMP Northward

(CNS): The RCIPS has now confirmed that a 44-year-old man from West Bay has been arrested for the murder of Shaquille Demario Bush (24), who was gunned down in Daisy Lane on Wednesday night. According to local sources, the man is the victim’s father, though this has not been confirmed by the police. The suspect remains in police custody and investigators are still appealing for witnesses to the shooting.

Bush was believed to be associated with a local gang, as is his father, both of whom are no strangers to the criminal justice system.

Bush was jailed in 2014 for two years while still a teenager after blinding a 62-year-old man in one eye during an unprovoked attack, in which he hit the victim over the head with a glass bottle.

During the sentencing hearing, defence attorneys had described Bush as a “product of a very unfortunate environment”. 

Bush was also a suspect in the murder of Special Olympian Solomon ‘Solly’ Webster, who was killed in what appeared to be the cross-fire of a gang dispute in West Bay. Bush was alleged to have been one of the men involved in a dispute with Jose Sanchez, the man who was eventually tried and acquitted of Webster’s murder.

Bush’s father, the man understood to be in custody and under investigation for his murder, was acquitted in 2011 of the gang-related killing of Alric Peddie.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting of Shaquille Bush is asked to contact Detective Inspector Collins Oremule at 936-8746.

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