Cayman police investigating Turks shooting

Four officers from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service are investigating a fatal shooting of a man by a police officer in Turks and Caicos.

Daniel Been Jr. was shot dead by the officer in Providenciales on the afternoon of Wednesday, 18 Sept.

RCIPS spokesperson Jodi-Ann Powery said an investigation team comprising a chief inspector, a sergeant, a detective and a crime scene investigator travelled to Turks and Caicos on 23 Sept. and are expected to return on 10 Oct. after they complete their preliminary investigations.

Chief Inspector Malcolm Kay, who is the senior investigating said in a statement, “My team and I have been invited to conduct full and independent into the recent fatal shooting which involved officers from the Royal Turks and Caicos Police Force.”

Powery said that, as required by protocol in matters of this nature, Turks and Caicos Governor Peter Beckingham made a formal request for police assistance to Cayman Islands
Governor Martyn Roper in the case.