Man charged in connection with drive-by shooting

| 23/09/2008

(CNS): According to a statement from the police a 25-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder last week has now been charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm with intent to commit an offence. Fabian Powell was arrested following a report of a drive by shooting which occurred on School Road on Friday, 12 September.

 A woman who was arrested at the same time on suspicion of being an accessory after the fact of attempted murder, obstruction and disorderly conduct has been released on police bail. Powell, who resides in George Town was due to appear in court on the afternoon of Tuesday, 23 September and the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS declined to comment on why he was not facing attempted murder charges.

Powell and the women were arrested by the Uniform Support Group (USG) on Crewe Road at lunchtime on Tuesday 16 September during an investigation by George Town Criminal Investigation Department. The investigation had started after police received an unconfirmed report of shots being fired in the Rock Hole area from a car at around 11:50 am on Friday 12 September. Officers responded to the scene, and officers were told a car had passed and fired shots. Police later confirmed that evidence had been found to confirm the shooting had occurred.

 Anyone with information about crime taking place in the Cayman Islands should contact their local police station or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS). All persons calling Crime Stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.

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