Two murder suspects arrested

| 16/10/2013

(CNS): Two men, aged 21 and 31, have been arrested in connection with the murder of Earl Hart earlier this month. The two men were rounded up by the police during an operation in the Bodden Town and Savannah areas earlier this morning (Wednesday 16 October), an RCIPS spokesperson stated. Both men were arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody while enquiries continue. Hart was gunned down in his own home in front of his partner and young baby daughter on the evening of 3 October, when he is understood to have opened his front door to at least one armed man. The 22-year-old father received multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead early the next morning at the George Town hospital.

Hart was the second murder of the year and one of three that occurred within a four week period. Police also arrested two men in the wake of Irvin Bush’s murder in West Bay on Sunday 15 September, when he was gunned down on his own doorstep in Daisy Lane, but both were released by police with one remaining on police bail.

The third gun related killing was the murder of Anthony "Beenie" Connor, which occurred on Friday night outside the Mango Tree restaurant. Police have not yet made any arrests in that case.

Admitting that resources were stretched by the three killings as well as a spate of armed robberies, door-step hold ups and other gun related crimes, police said that they were doing all they could to restore peace to Grand Cayman and warned the public to expect to see armed officers overtly displaying long weapons in areas of concern and crime hotspots.

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