As part of the RCIPS’ ongoing investigations into recent violent crime, including armed robberies and murder, two of the main suspects in the investigation have been arrested on April 28, following a high speed pursuit and interception by the Firearms Response Unit in North Side. A dark-coloured Audi motorcar, which is a vehicle of interest in the investigations, was also recovered during the operation.
The men, age 30 of George Town and 31 of Bodden Town, remain in custody as investigations continue.
The Commissioner of Police, Derek Byrne, flanked by Deputy Commissioner of Police, Kurt Walton and Detective Superintendent Peter Landsdowne, offered preliminary information at a press conference yesterday, April 28, 2022, in relation to the murder of a young man.
According to the Commissioner, police and emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communications Centre to report a shooting incident which took place around 1:30 am on April 28, 2022 at an isolated location on the beach, approximately 150 metres down Old West Bay Road, West of the Yacht Club roundabout.
On arrival at the scene, the police located a 21-year-old male lying unresponsive on the ground with obvious gun shot wounds to the head. The man, identified as Caine Dimitry Thomas, was transported by emergency services to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Based on preliminary examinations, in particular the gun shells that were found at the scene, the Commissioner said the police believe that, possibly up to six shots fired during the incident.
A vehicle that has been connected to the deceased was located about a mile from the scene of the shooting, at Swift Lane, next to Cemetery Beach. The vehicle was seized and was taken for further forensic examination.
In asking the public to help the police, the Commissioner said that “similar to our last or most recent shooting, we’re appealing to anyone in the community with information to come forward to assist us.” This is especially directed at anyone who was driving along Old West Bay Road during the early hours of April 28 or earlier when Mr Thomas was driving to the scene of the incident, which police say they believe was a “pre-arranged meeting” with two people that were likely known to Mr Thomas.
Members of the public who may have seen anything, including any suspicious persons, may contact the incident room [at] 649 2930 or the RCIPS confidential tip line at 949-7777 or they may submit a tip via the RCIPS website at https://www.rcips.ky/submit-a-tip. Lastly, members of the public may contact Crime Stoppers online at https://caymancrimestoppers.com/.