Man shot dead on George Town street

RCIPS officers flooded the streets of central George Town Monday morning after shots rang out. Photo: Brent Fuller

A Caymanian man was gunned down in broad daylight Monday morning on a street corner in George Town, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service confirmed.

It was the second homicide in the Cayman Islands this year.

The man, identified as Damean Dwayne “Deebo” Seymour, was a known figure in Cayman’s criminal circles for more than a decade, although it was understood that he had moved away from the islands for several years and had returned within the past year or so.

Police said Mr. Seymour was shot near the intersection of Martin Drive and Tigris Street, just off Shedden Road, in what is known locally as the Scranton neighborhood. The shooting was reported around 11:30 a.m.

Mr. Seymour died at the scene. Police were trying to trace the gunman Monday afternoon.

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There was no word on any arrests as of press time Monday.

Police investigate the scene of Monday's killing in George Town's Scranton neighborhood. Photo: Brent Fuller
Police investigate the scene of Monday’s killing in George Town’s Scranton neighborhood. Photo: Brent Fuller

The scene of Mr. Seymour’s death was the same street corner where he was accused in 2008 of opening fire on two men in attempts to kill them.

Adolphus Myrie was grazed in the Feb. 17, 2008 shooting but survived. A jury found Mr. Seymour not guilty of attempted murder in that incident. The acquittal was one of three instances in which Mr. Seymour had avoided conviction over gun-related crimes between 2004 and 2008.

A judge in 2004 ruled Mr. Seymour had no case to answer after being brought to court charged with the murder of Joseph Alexander Williams in George Town.

In February 2007, a Grand Court jury found Mr. Seymour not guilty of robbery and firearms charges for his alleged involvement in the robbery of the Foster’s Republix supermarket in West Bay.

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