Tag: gun crime

Cops seek guns to match high calibre ammo

Cops seek guns to match high calibre ammo

| 07/12/2021 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has made an appeal for information about high-powered weapons that are being held illegally somewhere in the community. Police said that on Friday members of the public found four live rounds of ammunition in the Barkers area of West Bay that came from high powered assault weapons. The concerned citizens took the […]

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2nd man arrested for GT shooting incidents last month

2nd man arrested for GT shooting incidents last month

| 20/11/2021

(CNS): A 20-year-old George Town man was arrested on Wednesday, 17 November, in relation to two shooting incidents that took place in separate locations early on the morning of Monday, 11 October, the RCIPS said. He was arrested on suspicion of possession of unlicensed firearm and later bailed. This is the second arrest that has […]

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Suspect gunman charged after turning himself in

Suspect gunman charged after turning himself in

| 02/11/2021

(CNS) UPDATED: Michael Lopez Watler (22) from West Bay has now been charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm. He has been remanded in custody and his case transferred to Grand Court. Watler was arrested on firearms charges Tuesday after he turned himself into the Cayman Islands Detention Centre. The police issued a wanted notice […]

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Man arrested in Martin Drive killings

Man arrested in Martin Drive killings

| 28/10/2021

(CNS): Police have arrested a West Bay man on suspicion of two counts of murder and possession of an unlicensed firearm in relation to the killings on Martin Drive, George Town, on 1 July. Mark Andre Ebanks (36) died at the scene and Eldon Charles Walton (55) died in hospital two weeks later. Two other men […]

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Cops seek witnesses to armed mugging in GT

Cops seek witnesses to armed mugging in GT

| 12/07/2021 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Police are urging anyone with information about a street robbery on Smith Road, George Town, last week to come forward in yet another crime involving firearms. The mugging happened just west of Huldah Avenue at around 2:50am on Thursday, 8 July, when a man who was standing on the roadside just across from Tropical […]

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Panton appeals to gunmen to stop the violence

Panton appeals to gunmen to stop the violence

| 12/07/2021 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton has appealed to those responsible for the recent “shocking outbreak of gun violence” to stop the “bloodshed” and “senseless acts of violence”, as he spoke about the grief of those who have lost loved ones, calling on his own experience. In a televised address broadcast on CIGTV, he urged those who […]

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Arrests made in WB as gun violence continues

Arrests made in WB as gun violence continues

| 11/07/2021

(CNS): The gun violence continued this weekend, despite the increase in armed patrols by the RCIPS, with a report of a shooting in West Bay close to the post office and yards from the district police station on Saturday night. No one was hurt and two men were arrested and ammunition seized shortly afterwards. Police […]

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Cops disable car and seize loaded gun on GT street

Cops disable car and seize loaded gun on GT street

| 10/06/2021

(CNS): Police used some form of “special munitions” to blow out a tyre of a car being driven by a man who was trying to evade arrest in George Town on Thursday. An unlicensed firearm loaded with ammunition was recovered from the car and a 39-year-old man from West Bay was arrested on suspicion of […]

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One man shot, one man hit on head in bar brawl

One man shot, one man hit on head in bar brawl

| 05/06/2021 | 82 Comments

(CNS): One man has been shot in the groin and a second man hit on the head with an object during a barroom brawl outside the Jungle Room at Trafalgar Place, on the West Bay Road, at about 2am on Saturday, 5 June. Four men were said to have been involved who were all known […]

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Police find loaded handgun on suspect

Police find loaded handgun on suspect

| 26/04/2021

(CNS): Police recovered a loaded black handgun and several rounds of ammunition on Sunday night after arresting a 42-year-old man in George Town who they believed was acting suspiciously. The RCIPS said that officers with the Firearms Response Unit were on patrol in the capital when they had “cause to approach a man who was […]

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Co-conspirator accuses local in guns-ganja case

Co-conspirator accuses local in guns-ganja case

| 02/03/2021

(CNS): Dencle Vic Barnes (50) from George Town has been charged with serious firearms and drug offences based on evidence given by his alleged co-conspirator in a case based on a discovery by police at Spotts Beach last year. Barnes is facing a number of charges relating to the importation of 45lbs of ganja and […]

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