Two men charged after cops seize gun

| 09/05/2012

IMG_6250 (269x300).jpg(CNS): The police have now charged one man with possession of an unlicensed firearm and the second with obstructing the police following an early morning routine stop last weekend. A spokesperson for the RCIPS said Wednesday that the two men were expected to appear in court on Wednesday and that a 21 year old woman who was also arrested at the scene, as she was in the car with the two men, has been released from custody without charge. The two men aged 26 and 24 were both arrested early Saturday morning following the recovery of a handgun and ammunition by regular officers one of which engaged in a struggle with one of the suspects over the loaded gun.

After the unarmed cops seized the loaded weapon one officer chased after a suspect who had tried to flee while his colleague was left to struggle with the second man who had tried to get back the gun. The firearm (pictured above) was seized and exhibited for further evidential purposes police said.

Acting Chief Superintendent Kurt Walton commended the officers who were on routine patrol when they spotted a suspicious car. “They never expected to be confronted with armed suspects. Their bravery demonstrates the level of commitment shown by our officers in the continued fight against criminality in the Cayman Islands.” Walton said 

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