Man released in Jeremiah enquiry

One of four people arrested by
Royal Cayman Islands Police in connection with last week’s killing of a
four-year-old boy has been released from police custody.

RCIPS officials declined to name
the man, and only said that he was not released on police bail and not being
held on any charges – which essentially means he’s free to go. 

Police sources told the Caymanian
Compass that two men arrested immediately after the Monday, 15 February
shooting remained in custody. Legally, authorities in the Cayman
Islands are allowed to hold individuals up to 12 days without
filing criminal charges against them.

Two other people were arrested
afterward in connection with the case. No one has been charged in Jeremiah
Barnes’ killing.

The four-year-old was shot in the
face inside his father’s car at the Hell Esso gas station just after 8pm on the
15th. Investigators believe the incident showed signs of being a
retaliatory shooting, but have declined to identify the target.

Jeremiah’s death was the second
homicide recorded in the Cayman this year.

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