It was the third homicide within the past month to occur on Grand Cayman. According to Royal Cayman Islands Police, 32-year-old Anthony James Connor was shot in the parking lot of the Mango Tree Bar and Restaurant Friday around 8:45 p.m. He was pronounced dead a short while later at the hospital.
Initial reports indicated that the victim was speaking with another man outside the bar when he was shot. Police said a single bullet killed Mr. Connor. Police blocked off a wide area around the shooting scene for several hours into Saturday.
There was no word of any arrests by press time Sunday in connection with the killing.
Mr. Connor is the son of a woman who was shot in the face in March 2010 in the parking lot of Barnes Plaza, George Town. The victim in that incident, Sandra Connor, survived the attack. There has been no indication from police on whether the two incidents were related. Mr. Connor’s death on Friday night follows two other deadly shootings on Grand Cayman within the past month.
On Oct. 3, 22-year-old Earl Hart, a former murder trial witness, was shot to death in his home in Prospect. On Sept. 15, Irvin Garlon Bush, 52, was slain outside his home in West Bay in what was believed to be a gang-related shooting. Arrests were made in connection with Mr. Bush’s killing, but no criminal charges have been filed in either case.
Police said a single bullet killed Mr. Connor.