Suspect released on bail in murder case

A 25-year-old man arrested in connection with a deadly shooting in George Town this past September has been released on police bail, according to his attorney.

The man, identified as Osbourne Douglas, was arrested was taken into custody at the George Town court house last week shortly after he had a previous murder conviction against him in an unrelated criminal case overturned.

The suspect was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder in relation to 18-year-old Jason Christian’s slaying on 19 September. No charges have been filed.

A second victim, 22-year-old Keith Montique, was also shot in the 19 September attack on Crewe Road, but survived.

An RCIPS police patrol officer answering an unrelated incident around 9.30pm that evening on Birchwood Drive, was approached by an obviously injured Mr. Montique, who staggered up to the police car and opened the door stating he had just been shot.

As the officer was transporting the gunshot victim, who had been shot four times, to the Cayman Islands Hospital, the wounded man told him his friend had also been shot and was still in nearby Cranbrook Drive.

When police went to Cranbrook Drive, they found Mr. Christian in the driver’s seat of a white Toyota LiteAce van. He had suffered a gunshot wound to the head.

RCIPS Chief Superintendent John Jones described the 19 September killing and three earlier fatal shootings that month in West Bay, as “assassinations”.

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