Police still seek firearm-wielding suspect

Jonathan Welcome
Jonathan Welcome

A man who police said pulled a gun on two Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers continued to elude capture Thursday, according to officers involved in the hunt for the suspect.

Jonathan Welcome, 22, of Bodden Town was last seen in McField Square, George Town on the morning of April 17.

The RCIPS said Welcome confronted armed officers who were on patrol in the area around 1:30 a.m. One officer pulled his weapon and ordered Welcome to drop the gun a number of times, police said. Welcome fled, refusing to drop the weapon.

A number of residents were in the square, which is a popular nighttime hangout in George Town, and would have been in danger if a weapon had discharged, police said.

“We are aware that several members of the public were in area at the time and probably saw this incident,” police said in a statement.

Anyone who saw anything during the April 17 incident is urged to call Detective Sergeant Andrew Graham at 516-3070.

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