Cops release all suspects in shooting case

| 22/04/2013

(CNS): Updated 2pm – An RCIPS spokesperson said Monday that the police are still appealing to the public for information regarding an incident on 11 April when armed men fired on local police following a car chase through Lakeside Condos in George Town. Police said said that two people arrested in connection with the case had been released on police bail pending further enquires. Although police have arrested around half a dozen suspects since the incident, no charges have yet been brought and no one remains in custody regarding the incident. Meanwhile, Cayman Crime Stoppers has offered a reward of up to $50,000 for information in the case, from a special fund backed by government, for information that leads to the conviction of serious or gun-related crimes.

The shooting happened after a suspect vehicle crashed through the fence of the condo complex, with the police in pursuit, and the occupants abandoned the car. As the people inside the car got out and began their escape on foot, they fired at the police officers who were preparing to run after them. No one was hurt in the shooting, and it is understood the RCIPS did not return fire.

Cayman Crime Stoppers Chairman, Malcolm Ellis, appealed to the public to call the tips line to help the police with the investigation. “The police need as much information as possible in order to solidly identify those responsible and secure a conviction.” Cayman Crime Stoppers is able to offer a reward for information which proves valuable in solving a crime, and callers are given a unique code which they can use to make a claim. They never have to disclose their identity," he said.

Anyone with information relative to this incident is asked to contact any of the police stations or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477(TIPS) Tips can  also be submitted anonymously through the Crime Stoppers website at

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