Murder charged in club shooting

Suspect already accused in child’s killing

Murder charges were filed Wednesday against Devon Jermaine Anglin, 24, in connection with a 2009 deadly shooting at a West Bay Road nightclub.

Royal Cayman Islands Police officials did not immediately name the suspect in the case, but his attorney, Clyde Allen, confirmed that Anglin had been charged with killing Carlo Webster on 10 September, 2009.

According to eyewitness reports, Mr. Webster, 36, was shot in the head on the dance floor of the former Next Level nightclub. Hours after the shooting, pictures of Mr. Webster’s body from inside the club were being emailed around the Islands.

More than 100 people were inside the club at the time of the shooting. The Next Level has since closed down, swapped owners and changed names.

The same day the shooting occurred, RCIPS officers blitzed West Bay and made two quick arrests in connection with the case. A third man was arrested the following day on Old Crewe Road in George Town.

No charges were filed against any of the individuals arrested at that time.

Five months after Mr. Webster was shot, a four-year-old boy – Jeremiah Barnes – was hit by bullets fired into a car that was stopped at a West Bay petrol station.

Jeremiah died the same night. Three other people inside the vehicle, including Jeremiah’s father, his mother, and older brother were not harmed physically in the shooting.

According to court records, Devon Anglin has since been charged with murder in Jeremiah’s death and is set to go to trial on 14 March. He has been remanded in custody since being charged with Jeremiah’s killing.

Cleared in prior case

Anglin was also charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting that occurred outside Pepper’s nightclub on West Bay road in February 2008. A Cayman Islands Grand Court jury later found him not guilty of all charges filed over the incident.

Justice Charles Quin said in August that the evidence against Anglin in the case was “weak and inconsistent” and ordered the jury in the case to find the defendant not guilty. The victim in the February 2008 shooting told the court that, at the time of the shooting, he recalled saying ‘Devon shot me, Devon shot me’.

However, a witness at the hospital later told the court that the shooting victim named another person, 
not Anglin.