Tag: gun crime

Cops arrest three after recovering illegal gun

Cops arrest three after recovering illegal gun

| 12/04/2018
(CNS): Two women from George Town and a man from Bodden Town have been arrested after Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers found an illegal pistol during a raid on Wednesday in Newlands. The RCIPS said officers had executed a warrant at the undisclosed Bodden Town house and recovered a Gloc [...]

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GT shooting case thrown out for lack of evidence

GT shooting case thrown out for lack of evidence

| 04/04/2018 | 19 Comments
(CNS): A West Bay man walked free from court last week after firearms charges against him were thrown out when the judge presiding over the trial decided there was no case to answer. Although police recovered spent shell cases, indicating that a weapon had been fired outside the Roof Top Bar in Mary [...]

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Suspected killer’s mental capacity in question

Suspected killer’s mental capacity in question

| 26/03/2018
(CNS): William Ian Rivers (39), who was charged with murder last year, may not be fit to stand trial. Rivers is accused of shooting and killing a man at a West Bay restaurant, after which he barricaded himself in his family’s home and engaged in a stand-off with police. He has denied murderin [...]

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Cops net ganja and gun in Jamaican canoe bust

Cops net ganja and gun in Jamaican canoe bust

| 15/03/2018
(CNS): Police netted a significant haul of ganja as well as a hand gun and ammunition in the latest canoe interdiction in Cayman waters. Three Jamaican nationals who were aboard the drug boat have been arrested and are currently in custody. The interdiction happened at around 11pm Wednesday night, w [...]

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Police identify murder victim as investigation continues

Police identify murder victim as investigation continues

| 08/03/2018 | 10 Comments
(CNS): The police have now identified the victim of a fatal shooting Tuesday night. Dougmore Leroy Wright (44) from George Town was found dead in the street on Prospect Drive around 10pm after he was shot in what was believed to be a drive-by shooting. Police have not yet confirmed any of the detai [...]

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Police on hunt for suspected killer

Police on hunt for suspected killer

| 07/03/2018 | 81 Comments
(CNS): The police have put out an urgent appeal for information on the whereabouts of Elmer Watler Wright (24), who has been described as armed and dangerous. Police have not indicated why they are seeking Wright, who is from George Town, but CNS has learned from other sources, he is the prime suspe [...]

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Man shot dead in Prospect

Man shot dead in Prospect

| 07/03/2018 | 110 Comments
(CNS): Police are investigating the second murder in the Cayman Islands this year after a man who had been shot was found lying in the road on Prospect Drive last night. The 44-year-old victim from George Town was pronounced dead at the hospital after emergency services were called to the location a [...]

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Police recover gun and ganja after canoe chase

Police recover gun and ganja after canoe chase

| 05/03/2018 | 37 Comments
(CNS): The police arrested three men and recovered a .38 caliber revolver handgun, 49 rounds of ammunition and several packages of ganja weighing around 250lbs after a canoe chase in the early hours of Friday morning involving the police helicopter and the RCIPS Joint Marine Unit. Just after midnigh [...]

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Local man admits having illegal gun

Local man admits having illegal gun

| 26/02/2018 | 22 Comments
(CNS): Kenny Ray Sitaram (25) has become the latest young man to admit the illegal possession of a firearm and is now looking at serving at least seven years in jail. The George Town man was pulled over in November on  Smith Road by police, who found an unlicensed semi-automatic pistol and four rou [...]

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Killer to serve 34 years for ‘gangland execution’

Killer to serve 34 years for ‘gangland execution’

| 13/02/2018 | 45 Comments
(CNS): Leonard Antonio Ebanks (47) was handed a life tariff of 34 years Tuesday, when Justice Charles Quin delivered his decision on how long he should serve for gunning down 20-year-old Tyrone Burrell in 2010. Burrell was shot in the back of the head at point-blank range in a yard on Birch Tree Hil [...]

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Suspect charged after WB gun and drug bust

Suspect charged after WB gun and drug bust

| 12/02/2018
(CNS): A 37-year-old man from George Town was expected in court Monday after police charged him with the possession of an unlicensed firearm, possession of ammunition, plus possession and consumption of cocaine. The man was arrested following police raids on 7 February at two West Bay addresses, whe [...]

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