East End gunman charged

| 15/02/2011

(CNS): An 18-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder following an incident in the district of East End at the weekend. Police have not named the teenager but said he was expected to appear in court this afternoon (Tuesday 15 February). The charges relate to a shooting which occurred along Sea View Road at around 2.10 am on Saturday, 12 February. Police said that as two couples walked along the road towards the Pirate’s Cove Bar they approached a point close to the Old Post Office when a lone gunman appeared from the side of the building and began firing at one of the men. The man ran off from his friends along Sea View Road and was chased by the gunman.(Photo Dennie Warren Jr)

 Several shots were fired and although none hit the intended victim some damage was caused to a house at the location. Although bullets were fired through the window the occupants of the house were also uninjured.

Later that day police said an 18-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident in the district. The man has now been formally charged with attempted murder, possession of an unlicensed firearm and damage to property.


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  1. There sure seems to be a lot of hypocrites commenting on this.  This BS is happening in every district, not only East End.  Most parents do the best they can with teaching their children right from wrong but it is their choice which path they choose to take. I am an East Ender and know these young people very well.  99% of the younger generation committing these crimes have been raised in fairly strict homes and many still stray.  One of the biggest crimes committed was when it became a crime to spank your child when needed.  It is not the young people from the 70’s -mid 80’s committing these crimes but the ones who came after that when it was an arrestable offense to give your child a good a@#ing when needed.

    • Anonymous says:

      I am not by any means an expert on raising children but I believe physical punishment instills a “might makes right” attitude and is merely the easiest option to discipline.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I agree with Monique, Hello open your eyes, you can give your child all the love in the world but at the end of the day it’s your choice what you want to become out of life!! You’re making all these statements about Mothers hello are you in the household to see whats being done???

    For Arden McLean it is only so much he can do for a back bencher, this man isnt a SUPERHERO, get real! You should’nt jump off on the situation but you should imagine yourself in his position.

  3. Anonymous says:

    18 years old??… These guys carrying out the majority of recent shootings are just kids!!

    I have to say that if the mis-placed energy – which is so evident in the postings here – regarding the politics of the East End were otherwise chanelled into good parenting and social skills, I am sure alot of these kids would not be throwing the best of their adult days away!!


  4. Anonymous says:

    You all are to be Blamed – This whole situation bother me as a parent and a citizen of East End. It is with great regret that I have to penned these few lines. First let me say these developments are nothing new to the Island, and East End is no better than any other district. I was born, raised and still living in East End with no intentionto leave, and at this time I must say that parenting is to be blame.  Mothers need to stop  men to used them to  father a child by them and walk away and leave them with the childhen it is nothing but lack of disrespect for yoursselves and the children.  When mothers learn to put their children first in their lives, stop changing companions like they do their shoes, stay home, take on extra jobs to feed them, teach them how to be responsible, how to love, how to care for those around them, especially the poor grandmothers that are left with them, until all this is covered and even more we will not see any better in this generation or the next to come.

    XXXXX  I would ask our representative Mr. McLean, where has all the reform schools gone to.  XXXX Mr. McLean take a close look at what is happening to our district under your watch-  stop the bickering and the slamming with McKeeva and others, stop making noise – do some thing –  We need to get our people to Love one another.  You yourself is nothing but a terror, fighting day after day with politics and ignoring the greater things of the district.  The old people are suffering, the young people are suffering and the middle age are dying. Children do what they see, they speak what they hear- they are easy to learn the wrong things in stead of the right. Find a system that will work, if the government dont understand what we want for our children, then we need to find what our children really need.

    • Hands tied says:

      Wake up you self-centered UDPer.

      Ardens hands are tied as a backbencher and he has no say what the Government does even in East End.

      Arden will ask for certain things for East End but very seldom will he get what he asks for from the UDP Government.

      This is what is happening because of people who voted UDP in, so I ask you to take the UDP blind-fold off your eyes and you will see the truth.

      By the way, can I ask you if crime was this bad in East End while Arden was Minister – NO!

      • Anonymous says:

        When will we ever learned: Who mentioned anything about politics. That’s the reason we are no further ahead today. We believe everything has to come from the government. Government don’t build communities – the people do. Government couldn’t stop this child from shooting, the people could. Government can’t dry the tears of this mother- the people should. Now get your act together and make sure you are dong your part – obviously what was said hit you below the belt. Get real!! I dont vote for the same reason – I have to do what it takes to keep my family alive and safe – you should do the same because – Arden hands are tied – So because Arden hands are tided you perfer to die than help yourself or help others help themselves. – signs of a weakness –

      • Anonymous says:

        Iust agree with 09:45, because what she is saying is the truth. Arden is forever belowing smoke and steam. He better be careful that PPM team do not set him in the same chair they sat poor chuckie. Now you talk about set up that was the best until he realized it. Arden be careful.

    • Monique McLaughlin says:

      Am not sure your from East End you say you are but I find that very hard to believe. XXXX As an East Ender, and yes I am an East Ender, XXXX. You obviously don’t have children either! As any mother would know, no matter what you do to teach your kids the right way, now a days children tend to stare their own path and make decisions for themselves. As adults, seldom we take our parents advice to the future. We all tend the stare our own paths in life. Should ever we make mistakes along the way, we have ourselves to blame, not our parents or our community. I don’t know about you but I make the day to day decision for myself and my family and I can be an honest enough person to say that every decision I have ever made was not based on what my mother and father did or taught me. We grow and make decisions as we go along. I can also be an honest enough person to say that I made a few bad decisions along the way, but oh how quickly I have learn’t from them, I didn’t point the finger at who taught me right from wrong in my childhood. Yes my dear a true East Ender would offer support to a fellow East Ender in the situation and not point the finger to blame or past judgement on their parenting capabilities and what they did wrong as a parent. I consider myself a true East Ender, I was born there, attended school there and I occasionally after all these years, talk about how certain traditions remain alive there, to which am proud of. Although I don’t live there anymore, but my parents do, but I still consider myself an East Ender. A true East Ender would also state their name, I just did!

      • Anonymous says:

        To Monique: If you think I am not an East Ender – I am not a mother- you fooling yourself. This child who was been charged with murder grew up in your back yard and you grew up in his. – this is your neighbourhood – therefore you can be defensive as much as you want to be – not many good Eastenders will agree with you – We strive hard together – we feel it together – so when one mother of my generation cries we all cry together- However, its generation like you that think you can do wrong and it must be accepted – What was done is not accepted for the sake of the pain of the mother and grandmother alone is enough for all of us to join hands – Now tell me I am not Eastender. What difference does it make of stating my name. Why try justyfy yourself for the things you did contrary to your parent’s teaching. Did you not see your mother tears from time to time?????? – Get real!! she shed many like another other good mother did and is still doing. You are telling these young people that its all righ to stray from your mother’s teaching – Be careful – I beleive the last time I spoke to you – you were the mother of three – be careful how you demonistrate things to young people. Have a Blessed Day and ask God to show you the way.

        And to the rest of East Enders – Let us pray for the family of this young men – we care – but God does it best. I sympatize with the mother and grandmother and pray that God will sustain you.

      • Anonymous says:

        I agree 100% with you. Mothers do there best to guide and protect their child/ren, its up to them to make their decisions now; I can truly say this because I am a seventeen year old and some things I didnt take from my mother or father, I make the decisions now, I know right from wrong and I have done bad in my past but hey it isnt my parents fault but its mine. They taught me well but again we stare in different directions.
        People that blame mothers for the downfall of their child/ren is sooo wrong and for people that do blame mothers their children will be the most disappointment in their lives because they expected too much.
        Your statement is well said and yes I am an East Ender, a proud one at that.

    • Anonymous says:

      Biblical values have been thrown out the door. The wise man Solomon says: “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will NOT DEPART FROM IT.” ” He that spareth the rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.” “Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.” God’s word never changes. (Proverbs 13:24 / 22:15 / 23:13)
      Chidren are not their own – parents you are in control. Please, please sent/bring them to Sunday/Sabbath school where they can learn about JESUS who can keep them from evil. May God Bless you all, especially those that are endeavouring to raise children in a Godly way.

  5. Dean Swift says:

    Clearly, as Arden McLean would point out, this is not the fault of dysfunctional parenting/ low IQ and academic performance from this district for 40 years/East End being a repository for lawlessness for 40 years at least, but has everything to do with McKeeva Bush and the Governor and the Police Commissioner.

    • Anonymous says:

      Let me get this right, you are saying that people from East End (above all districts) are characterised by low IQ, low academic performance and being a repository for lawlessness? What a bigot.

  6. Boy We in a mess says:

    Mac on a Permanent vacation, school kids getting robbed, tourists getting robbed, the country depressed, the PPM Roosters are out crowing about taking Cayman back from the UDP, the UDP yes men are all silent except for MAC, we still aint found that poor woman, daily armed robberies, and we all still sitting silently taking it all afraid to speak up and tell both the UDP and PPM where to go ….. none of them will be getting my vote next election, I only hope we dont have a slate of loosers to choose from next time around. WTH, I might as well run myself……

    • Anonymous says:

      Whoever you are, if you have just a tiny jot of common sense and common decency you will DEFINITELY do a better job than the present lot.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why don’t you try?

    • Anonymous says:

      17:57 I agree. Could not say it better myself

  7. Anonymous says:

    Who has been charged. Are we not allowed to know?

    • Nonya says:

      Corey James Miller, 18 was the one charged according to CayCompass.

      CNS: This comment was flagged as abuse. However, Miller has now appeared in court to face these charges. His name is therefore public knowledge, which is why it was published in the Caymanian Compass.