Teen arrested for murder

| 04/10/2011

(CNS): Police made their first arrest in direct connection with one of last month's murders, following an operation in East End today (Tuesday 4 October). An RCIPS spokesperson confirmed that an 18-year-old man has been arrested and is currently in police custody in connection with the fatal shooting of Asher Williams McGaw. The body of the 21-year-old East End victim was found shot dead in John McLean Drive behind the local clinic by police officers on patrol in the early hours of Thursday, 22 September. McGaw, like the four other young men killed in gang violence during an eight day period last month, had received multiple gunshot wounds, including one to the head.

With one teen currently in custody, the police said enquiries into McGaw's murder continue. Although police arrested several known gang members in the wake of the five shootings under anti-gang legislation, this is the first arrest of a suspect in direct connection with one of the killings.

Police are still investigating the murder of three men in West Bay — Robert Bush, Andrew Baptist and Preston Rivers — as well as the fatal shooting of Jason Christian in Crewe Road and the attempted murder of Keith Montague, who was also shot four times at the same time Christian was murdered but survived the shooting.

If anyone has any information which could assist the police in relation to this enquiry, or other gun related matters in the Cayman Islands, they should call the confidential tip-line 949-7777 or Crime Stoppers 800-8477 (TIPS).

Category: Crime

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Thank GOD they are getting some information. I hope charges can be laid to the individual or individuals that may have committed this murder. 

  2. Anonymous says:

    It is reassuring to see the RCIPS making diligent progress in these area's. Hopefully the public will realise that their involvment will do nothing but assist & benefit both the police & the country jointly, for the long term.