investigating the murder of a 23-year-old man in George Town last night have
named him as Jackson Rainford. Mr. Rainford, a Jamaican national, was
resident in Spotts Newlands.
The Cayman Islands had nearly gone through all of 2012 without a homicide.
Late Sunday night, that changed as a young Jamaican national was apparently gunned down on Printer’s Way in George Town.
By early Monday morning, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service had arrested one suspect, a 21-year-old man, in connection with the shooting death.
The victim, a 23-year-old, was a passenger inside a vehicle that was located by police responding to the scene of the shooting.
Police found the vehicle at the intersection of Shedden Road and Thomas Russell Way. The shooting was believed to have occurred on Printer’s Way near Shedden Road.
The 23-year-old man was found inside the vehicle suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Police removed him from the car and tried to resuscitate him, without success. Ambulance personnel later pronounced him dead at the scene.
The shooting death is the first to occur in Cayman since September 2011.
The police investigation required that Shedden Road be closed from the traffic lights at Thomas Russell Way, near Jacques Scott’s, to the junction with Dorcy Drive at NAPA. Printers Way, which runs off Thomas Russell Way to Shedden Road, was also closed to traffic Monday morning.