Cops round up shooting suspects

Arrests made in two killings

Police
arrested a man in connection with the killing of a Jamaican security guard
during a Friday afternoon raid.

The
raid occurred just after 4pm at a home on Rennie Ebanks Road just off North
West Point Road in West Bay.

Armed
officers with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Uniform Support Group surrounded
the home and broke in both the front and back doors to make sure the location
was secure.

A
team of plainclothes detectives later found the suspect while searching the
home.

The
man was not identified, but he was arrested on suspicion of murder in
connection with Wednesday’s killing of 25-year-old Alrick Peddie.

The
raid was just one of several police made Friday afternoon in response to a
spate of violence that has left four dead and several others wounded in the district.

Police
said two men were arrested on firearms charges near the West Bay fire station
earlier in the day. At least two other men were brought to the West Bay police
station on unspecified charges Friday afternoon.

By the end of the day, officers said they had arrested a second man in connection with Mr. Peddie’s death.

A third man, a 29-year-old, was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with Thursday’s shooting of Damion Ming.

Police also said charges had been filed in connection with another shooting that occurred outside a house on Templeton Avenue in George Town in early March. No one was hurt in that incident, but several cars and the house itself were peppered with bullets.

The three men charged with attempted murder in the shooting are: 27-year-old Luis Robert Verona, 29-year-old Sven Brett Connor, and 25-year-old Mark Anthony Seymour.

Verona and Connor were in police custody and expected to appear in court next week.

Seymour was charged in absentia and is actively being sought by police.

West Bay raid

RCIPS Uniform Support Group officers raid a home in the West Bay area Friday afternoon.
Photo: Brent Fuller
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2 COMMENTS

  1. my suggestion is to change/increase the existing laws that will give mandatory a life sentence in prison (without parole) for murder, attempted murder, possession of firearms (including bullets ) and or the importation of them. Drug dealers like the person last week getting 5 years for bringing in cocaine, need to be put away for life.

    Apparently the police need a few more (reliable) police boats. If there isnt enough weathly people on this lovely Island that are not willing to donate things like this to the GOVT/POLICE, I suggest the Govt impose a “security fee” be it a one time fee, or a yearly fee like $100/person or /family, and use this money to increase security and or for equipment that the police need like surveillance camera’s etc.

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