Young man arrested in West Bay killing

A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with Sunday’s deadly shooting in West Bay.

The suspect was arrested late Tuesday afternoon in the Breakers area on suspicion of murder. Police did not identify the man and he had not been charged with any crimes by press time Wednesday.

Irvin Garlon Bush, 52, was shot and killed Sunday night while entering his home on Miss Daisy Lane.

Witnesses in the vicinity of the shooting told the Caymanian Compass that they heard four shots fired just after 10 p.m. Mr. Bush died at the scene, apparently from gunshot wounds. He is the first Cayman Islands resident to die in a shooting attack since the Dec. 16, 2012 killing of Jackson Rainford in George Town.

Mr. Bush’s son, Robert Macford Bush, was shot to death at the intersection of Captains Joe and Osbert Road and Birch Tree Hill Road on Sept. 13, 2011. Two days later, in what local police said was at least potentially a retaliatory shooting for Robert Bush’s killing, Andrew Baptist, 24, was gunned down.

Mr. Baptist’s killing occurred the evening of Sept. 15, 2011. Exactly two years later, Irvin Bush – Robert Bush’s father – was shot at his home in the Logwoods area of West Bay.

The local police service also did not comment on whether Mr. Irvin Bush’s death had any connection to either Mr. Baptist’s or his son Robert’s killing or what motive the suspect in the killing may have had.