Tag: gun crime

Drug smuggling suspects on the loose in East End

Drug smuggling suspects on the loose in East End

| 20/10/2022 | 40 Comments

(CNS): Three men abandoned a boat on the shore by Paradise Villas in East End and escaped into the bushes yesterday after they were chased by the Cayman Islands Coast Guard. CICG officers on patrol spotted a suspicious vessel with three men aboard approaching the shore at high speed, but when the coastguard boat moved […]

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Suspects in WB shooting charged over drugs

Suspects in WB shooting charged over drugs

| 05/10/2022

(CNS): The two men arrested on Sunday for attempted murder after a shooting in West Bay last week, in which a dog was killed and a man wounded in the leg, have been charged with drug-related crimes. One of the men has also been charged in relation to a previous incident with the possession of […]

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Two local men admit gun-related charges

Two local men admit gun-related charges

| 04/10/2022 | 17 Comments

(CNS): The prevalence of illegal guns was illustrated Friday when two men appeared in court in relation to gun charges. Charles Walton III admitted robbing a man on the street while armed with a gun and Eddie Marlon Ebanks admitted having a pistol in his home. Walton was remanded in custody until 25 November, when […]

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One man shot, gunmen on the loose

One man shot, gunmen on the loose

| 25/09/2022 | 65 Comments

(CNS): As Cayman residents were preparing for a potential hurricane, police were tackling a spike in gun crime over the weekend that left one man critically wounded and a police officer facing the barrel of a gun. At 4am Saturday police responded to a report of shots being fired from vehicles on West Bay Road […]

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Man due in court over bullet-proof vest

Man due in court over bullet-proof vest

| 22/09/2022

(CNS): A 51-year-old West Bay man, who was arrested in July for possessing a bullet-proof vest, has now been charged and is due to appear in court, Monday. Police seized the illegal vest during a search carried out on 1 July at an address on Pleasant Drive, West Bay. It was one of two searches […]

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Piece of gun found on GT street after shots fired

Piece of gun found on GT street after shots fired

| 05/09/2022 | 15 Comments

(CNS): In the early hours of Friday morning police found a component of a firearm in Central George Town after responding to a report of shots being fired on Eastern Avenue. No details of what the piece of the gun was but police said that at around 4:30am they were called to the intersection with […]

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Man gets 16 years for part in deadly gunfight

Man gets 16 years for part in deadly gunfight

| 24/08/2022 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Mikkyle Brandon Leslie (36) was handed a 16-year prison term on Wednesday for his part in a gang-related shoot-out at a bar in Central George Town last summer in which two men lost their lives and two others were wounded. When the unknown killer had begun shooting outside the Globe Bar on Martin Drive […]

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Gunman was returning fire, says lawyer

Gunman was returning fire, says lawyer

| 14/07/2022 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Mikkyle Brandon Leslie (36) could be facing more than a decade behind bars over a loaded gun that he fired outside a bar in George Town in February 2020. But at a sentencing hearing on Wednesday, his defence attorney told the court that Leslie had come under fire before he used the gun, which […]

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Cops recover casings after two reports of gunfire

Cops recover casings after two reports of gunfire

| 11/07/2022 | 11 Comments

(CNS) Police have recovered two lots of spent shell casings following two separate reports of guns being fired at different locations in George Town on Saturday morning. No one was shot in either case but a house was shot at in the second incident. The first report was around 4:20am on 9 July in the […]

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Cops round up another suspect gunman

Cops round up another suspect gunman

| 29/06/2022

(CNS); Police have charged a second man in relation to an incident where shots were fired on a George Town street last month. The 27-year-old man from West Bay is the second person to be charged in this case after another West Bay man, aged 31, was charged earlier this month. Both men are facing […]

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Two gun crimes over the weekend in East End

Two gun crimes over the weekend in East End

| 22/06/2022

(CNS): Two apparently unrelated gun crimes happened in East End over the weekend. In one case, the police have charged a man with the possession of a replica handgun with intent, in the other they are appealing for witnesses to an altercation that involved a firearm.

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