Massive reward in cop shooting

Cayman Crime Stoppers and the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce are offering up to $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved Saturday’s shooting that left a police officer injured.

Cayman Crime Stoppers Chairman Eric Bush and Chamber President Stuart Bostock strongly condemned the incident in a statement issued Tuesday.

‘This particular act was so brazen and so calculated that it proves that we are facing criminal elements that are reaching an unprecedented level,’ Mr. Bostock said. ‘We must work collectively as a community to send a message to the criminals responsible for this act that we will not tolerate this form of violence.’

Mr. Bush appealed to the community to speak out against these acts and to speak up if they have information that could help the police.

‘The community and the police need your help now. While we ask the police to put their lives on the line every day, everyone must realize that the police are only as good as the community that supports them. It is your turn to help!’

Cayman Crime Stoppers urged members of the public with information to contact the tip line at 800 8477. Tips can also be submitted through the programme’s secure interface at You will not be asked to reveal your identify or submit any personal details.

Read more about this story in Wednesday’s Caymanian Compass…