Two arrested in GT killing

Two men were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of murder by detectives investigating the death of Omar Samuels.

The pair was arrested by the Royal Cayman Islands Police murder enquiry team and both men remained in police custody at press time.

Mr. Samuels, 28, was found suffering a gun shot wound to his leg in the McField Lane area of George Town early on Sunday, July 5. A post mortem was carried out on Sunday, July 12 which showed Mr Samuels suffered a single gun shot wound to his leg which penetrated the femoral artery, causing him to bleed to death.

Detective Inspector Kim Evans, who is leading the enquiry, said that initial assistance from the community was slow. However, he said persistent police work and the growing strength of the community helped people to come forward.

‘I would like to thank all those who have spoken with us,’ Mr. Evans said. ‘We have been working hard to piece together what took place and all the information that has been given to us has been valuable.’

Mr Evans also noted that officers continue to work with the community of McField Lane, which has seen a number of shootings this year.

‘We want to ensure we are doing all we can to make people feel safe,’ he said.

The enquiry into Mr Samuels’ death is continuing and anyone with information who has not passed it on is encouraged to do so. DI Kim Evans can be reached on 925-6761 or 925-7240. An anonymous answer-phone has been set up so residents can pass information directly to the police without giving their identity. The number is 949-7777.