Police arrest firearms suspect

Jonathan Welcome
Jonathan Welcome

A man who police said pulled a gun on two Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers on April 17 was arrested early Friday in George Town’s Prospect neighborhood.

Jonathan Welcome, 22, of Bodden Town was arrested on suspicion of possessing an unlicensed firearm. A 23-year-old woman at the Prospect address, as well as a female juvenile, were arrested on suspicion of being an accessory to crime after the fact.

Police said all three suspects were being kept at Fairbanks police jail.

The RCIPS said Welcome confronted armed officers who were on patrol in the McField Square area of George Town around 1:30 a.m on April 17. 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.

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