A police pursuit in George Town Thursday night led to shots being fired at officers, according to reports from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.
None of the officers involved were hurt during the incident, which happened just after 8pm Thursday in the Lakeside Villas condo complex along the Esterley Tibbetts Highway.
Police arrested one man in connection with the shooting.
According to a police statement, officers in a marked patrol vehicle were driving behind a Ford Explorer SUV that was headed southbound on the Esterley when the Ford suddenly sped off, turning into Lakeside.
The police car followed the SUV until it crashed into a fence a short while later.
Four people inside the Ford ran from the vehicle after the crash and, as they tried to get away, shots were fired, police said.
No one was hurt.
Police found one of the suspects near the Lakeside property. He was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and firearms offences. Officers did not state whether they recovered the weapon used in the incident.
There was no word on what happened to the other three men inside the vehicle.
“Officers are maintaining a presence in the Lakeside area, not only to obtain witness statements, but to reassure the resident and address and welfare concerns,” the RCIPS statement read.
Thursday’s incident was the second within the month that involved an attack on a uniformed officer on Grand Cayman.
The other occurred during a crowd control assignment in East End where an officer with the Uniform Support Group [armed officers] was struck in the head with a rock that had apparently been hurled from the crowd.
That officer was hospitalised with serious head injuries.