Two men were arrested Friday on suspicion of murdering a 20-year-old West Bay man in the Scranton area of central George Town on July 1.
The suspects, ages 23 and 28, had not been charged as of press time Sunday. They were arrested at George Town Police Station around 6 p.m. Friday in connection with the death of Jason Powery, who was killed by a single gunshot to the head.
Mr. Powery was shot in front of a house on Martin Drive at about 11 p.m. and made his way to the Globe Bar, about a block away, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. He was still alive when officers arrived at the scene but was later pronounced dead at the Cayman Islands Hospital.
Police detectives said last week that they had identified 31 people on CCTV footage who may have seen something suspicious that night on Shedden Road and in the surrounding area. The footage came from both private and government security cameras.
Neighbors, who declined to give their names, described the one-story home as a “party house” and said there had been problems with violence there before.
Mr. Powery’s cousin, David Ebanks, 20, and also from West Bay, was shot and killed on Jan. 23. Police made an arrest in connection with his killing on Feb. 6. Earlier this year, Mr. Ebanks’s father connected his son’s death to an ongoing gang feud.
Rudy Ebanks said his son had family connections to the Birch Tree Hill criminal street gang, but he said he didn’t believe his son was the intended target.