Police make second arrest in killing

 Update: The 26-year-old man arrested on Tuesday, in connection with the murder of Irvin Bush, has been released on
police bail while enquires continue, police said late Friday afternoon.

Original story: 

A second man has been arrested in connection with the Sept. 15 killing of Irvin Bush at his home in West Bay.  

The 26-year-old suspect was arrested on suspicion of murder around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. 

He had not been charged with any crimes as of press time Thursday.  

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service had earlier arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with Mr. Bush’s shooting death. He was not immediately charged either.  

Mr. Bush’s killing is the first homicide in the Cayman Islands this year. 

 

Home invasion 

Residents of a George Town home awoke early Wednesday to find armed men inside their home.  

The incident was reported around 2:20 a.m. Wednesday. Police said one of the burglary suspects was armed with a handgun.  

When the suspects were discovered, police said they fled the home but not before pointing a firearm at the homeowners.  

No shots were fired and no one was hurt. 

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  1. I have been visiting the Cayman Islands since 1986. I came for the Million Dollar Month Fishing Tournament that year.
    After traveling to many Caribbean Islands I came back again in 1994 after my son and I were certified Scuba Divers. I decided it was time to purchase a Vacation Property and immediately chose Grand Cayman. I was enamored by it’s raw beauty, gorgeous sea, plentiful fish and healthy coral Reefs. But the most important reason to choose Grand Cayman was its people. Well educated, honest, hard working, Religious, friendly people.
    The Island was virtually crime free. I purchased my home in North Side in 1995 and enjoyed a few months every year in the warm sunshine. We never locked our door, we slept with the windows open, never locked our cars and had no fear of muggings , break-ins or threats.
    I often wonder when this all came to an end..
    Late 90’s things started to be a bit dicey but by 2000 it was getting seriously dangerous in other parts of the Island..
    Maybe hurricane Ivan in 2004 turned the tide for the whole island.
    Drugs, guns, killings, Armed robberies and break ins are now the new norm.
    North Side was sheltered from the hoodlums for the most part but in the last 5-6 years all hell has broken out in North Side.
    I came down on Monday 26 September and upon arrival in North Side was greeted by a virtual Army of Police as there was an armed robbery at Chisholm’s Market!!! These brave macho Robbers shoved a gun up to the throat of the woman behind the counter as her Grandmother watched.
    I then heard that there had been 10-12 break-ins in the area over the past couple weeks. On Tuesday night 2 more break-ins at homes that had been robbed just a week or two prior. Just up the street from my house.
    There is NO Police presence in North Side overnight. The CCT cameras are a waste of money if there is no one to monitor them or in position to react quickly to a House alarm.
    The Cayman Islands bring in large sums of money from Tourism. The Cayman Islands will lose much of this income if the tourists stop coming because of the safety issue.
    Does the Government want Grand Cayman to be compared to crime-ridden Jamaica?
    Talking to North Side Caymanians, every one has said they know who the culprits are. Many have told Police Authorities but nothing has been done to put these people in jail.
    Speaking of jail, I heard that Cuba has offered to house Cayman Island prisoners at a 65% reduction in what it costs CI to house them in Northward. Great deal! CI should take them up on it.

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