No criminal charges in deadly shooting

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said Tuesday that no criminal charges would be filed in connection with the shooting of an alleged burglary suspect inside a George Town home in July. 

The dead man, 29-year-old Harryton Rivers-Valdespino, was shot by a 65-year-old homeowner who lived at the address on Liguinea Circle. 

An investigation into the 22 July shooting later revealed that
Rivers-Valdespino had broken free of a police-issued electronic monitor
before allegedly breaking into the home on Liguinea Circle.   

RCIPS officials said that a case file on the incident was sent to the Solicitor General’s office some weeks ago. RCIPS Detective Superintendent
Marlon Bodden was advised Tuesday that no
criminal charges will be brought against the homeowner.

Government lawyers said the
matter should be referred to the Coroner’s Court for review, following the completion of minor outstanding lines of enquiry in the investigation.

The families of both the deceased and the
homeowner have been advised of the decision, police said.

“It would be inappropriate to make any
further comment in relation to this matter at this time,” said Mr. Bodden.

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