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The events surrounding Cayman’s first fatal police shooting in at least three decades were described in graphic detail last week at a Coroner’s Inquest, which ended Friday. A jury unanimously found the Jan. 6 killing of Jamaican national Norval Barrett was a lawful death.
Police involved in the Jan. 6 fatal shooting of armed Jamaican suspect Norval Barrett have had their lives threatened by people affiliated with Barrett, according to evidence given at a coroner’s inquest on Tuesday.
Cayman Islands prosecutors reviewing a deadly January shooting by police have ruled that no charges will be filed against any of the officers involved.
Two Bermuda police officers finished a preliminary report last week into the shooting death of an armed suspect by Royal Cayman Islands Police on Jan. 6. Norval Barrett, 34, was shot and killed during an incident involving RCIPS armed units in the Windsor Park area of George Town.
A George Town woman was arrested early Friday at the scene where armed Jamaican suspect Norval Barrett was shot and killed by police, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service confirmed Monday.
Make no mistake: Police officers carry guns to protect themselves and the community when the use of “deadly force” is warranted. Let us hope that fatal shootings by police continue to be generational events in Cayman, or rarer – and that if and when they do occur, that we can continue to trust our officers’ were justified.
Police are looking for Norval Barrett, 34, a Jamaican national who was convicted of robbery in Grand Cayman and served time in prison but may be back in the Cayman Islands. Police think Barrett is on island illegally, a press release states.