Police chase down gun suspects

Two men were arrested early Friday following a vehicle accident and a foot chase that led to the recovery of a handgun.

Around 3.25am, armed Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers were on patrol near the Grand Pavilion on West Bay Road. The officers’ attention was drawn to a suspicious vehicle driving away from the location, police said. .

Officers said the car drove along West Bay Road toward George Town and turned onto the Esterley Tibbets Highway, going back to West Bay. Near the back of the Ritz Carlton, Grand Cayman, the car collided with a road barrier.

As the police vehicle approached the scene of the crash, two men ran from the car, police said.

Officers pursued one of the men into the bush area. The man was detained and a handgun with ammunition was recovered nearby. Police said the man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of an unlicensed firearm. No shots were discharged and no-one was injured during the chase.

The second man from the car was arrested a short time later on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident.

 

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