No link in murder, say cops

| 17/09/2013

(CNS): As the murder investigation into thefatal shooting of Irvin Bush (52) on Sunday continues, the police say they are ruling nothing out. However, a police spokesperson said Tuesday that while it might have been a gang-related killing, no direct link has so far been established to the murder of Bush’s son, Robert Mackford Bush (28), who was shot dead while sitting in a car in the Birch Tree Hill area of West Bay on Tuesday, 13 September 2011. Irvin Bush was gunned down outside his home in Daisy Lane at around 10:00 Sunday night. Police have not yet indicated how many gunmen are thought to have been involved or how they arrived at the victim’s residence.

“We are carrying out extensive enquiries to establish a motive. We haven’t ruled out the possibility that this was gang-related, but at the present time we cannot confirm that,” said Detective Chief Inspector Malcolm Kay.

The most obvious question being asked, however, is if Bush’s killing is connected to the murder of his son. Following the fatal shooting of the 28-year-old in 2011, two other young men were killed in tit-for-tat violence in the district in a matter of days. A fourth West Bay man was also killed and a fifth injured in a related shooting in George Town off Crewe Road.

Only one person has ever been charged in connection with the series of shootings that marked the last spate of gangland killings in Grand Cayman. Brian Borden was charged with Robert MacKford’s murder last year and has been on remand ever since.

However, with constant delays in his trial, Borden’s attorney has filed a human rights petition to the courts challenging the mandatory imposition of remand on all defendants charged with murder, regardless of the circumstance or quality of evidence against them. That petition is scheduled to be heard on Friday.

In the meantime, police have not yet made any arrests in the recent Bush case, nor have they released any more details, but they are asking the public to contact George Town Police Station if they have any information about the murder or were in the area at the time of the shooting. 

A murder incident room has been set up and people can also call a specific enquiry line on 925-7240 with any tips that can assist police. They can also call the RCIPS dedicated tip-line 949-7777 or Crime Stoppers 800-8477 (TIPS).

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  1. Anonymous says:

    So are the RCIP saying this is totally random? That would be even more terrifying.

    PR disaster…

  2. Po Po says:

    Yes, and Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.

  3. Bobbies on Beat Street says:

    No link and no murder either it would appear it was death by misadventure Case Closed! RCIPS mann those guys are Good?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Rcip is a waste of cig $$$! That section of govt needs an overhauling!


  5. Anonymous says:

    I fear calling in tips because I really don’t trust this small island connections. “Wall got ears”.

    • Anonymous says:

      00.53 suspect you may have been smoking something as you writing so early in the morning…if you stopped doing that your paranoia would stop too…

  6. Anonymous says:

    No link? This mess all connected. Everyone of these guys knew each other. This tells me there is a link somewhere there. This man was murdered in his own yard surrounded by people. Why no barks of alert from his dogs? There are rumors on the street that should be followed up. People need to speak up. You see this no snitching attitude? It needs to go back to the ghetto city where it was adopted. The young people are watching too much rap and listening to too much crap. Maybe a change should come from radio stations. They should ban any song that has references of violence and disrespect. I think it’s time media made a change in how we influence impressionable people. It’s our islands responsibility to fix this epidemic. And it better happen fast!

  7. Kriss Out says:

    Wow no link? and how did our resident geniuses in the RCIPS come up with that conclusion? They must have been at the same house where our local Tempura Most Wanted poker team got robbed No robbery thereeither just four men with guns picking up the night gambling deposit Eh?? Mann this little place is in a real mess.

  8. Anonymous K says:

    National Security Council meeting being held to full the Governor's head with a whole pile of foolishness by those who simply don't have a clue of what going on the streets Cabinet ministers "Is this some kind of sick joke" or what??????

  9. Cayman Mama says:

    How can the RCIPS say "ruling nothing out" and "no direct link" in the same paragraph with a straight face.  Come on guys, we're not stupid out here!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Watch a few episodes of "Ray Donovan" and tell me there's no link.

  11. Weapons Grade Bollocks says:

    The RCIP couldn't spot a link in an anchor chain.



    • Anonymous says:

      Ignorance is bliss.  A man is found dead, the police wasn't there and no one is talking, so how do you expect them to know who did it?  There is only so much they can do.  I hope someone who may know somethinggoes forward and tell them, but to make such comments as you have shows an abundance of ignorance.  And no, I am not a police officer, but I just don't like when people run them down when those same ones who run their mouths wouldn't do a thing to assist the police apprehend a criminal.

      • Anonymous says:

        We expect them to know who's who in the local criminal culture so they can connect the dots on gangland crime. They should not start the investigation in a state of total ignorance.

    • Anonymous says:

      That was fast! RCIP was able tomake that judgement in a couple of days?!! Wow, if they can just solve the ACTUAL crime now……that, would be impressive.

    • Anonymous says:

      And that. my friends is the reason we have murderers walking freely amongst us.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Cns, you should post a picture of the decease because some people may no him by alias instead of his real name.