UPDATE: A 25-year-old man from West Bay was arrested on Wednesday, 4 January, on suspicion of wounding in relation to the stabbing incident which took place on Friday, 16 December 2022, at the Marquee Plaza on Lawrence Boulevard. He has been formally charged with wounding with intent and appeared in court last week. He was remanded in custody pending a further appearance on 20 January.
The victim in the incident has since been discharged from the hospital.
(CMR) Since Friday, 16 December, police have responded to a series of violent incidents that have been reported across Grand Cayman. Three of these incidents resulted in persons being seriously injured.
The police reported that just before 6 pm on Friday, 16 December, police and other emergency services were dispatched to a residence off Seaview Road, where it was reported that a man had been chopped following an altercation with two other men. The victim was provided with first aid by the attending officers and was transported to the hospital by ambulance.
The second incident took place just before 11:50 pm on Friday, 16 December, when a male was stabbed and collapsed on the side of the road at the Marquee Plaza in the vicinity of the Power Supply Bar. The victim was transported to the hospital by private vehicle before the officer’s arrival. He sustained serious injuries but is now believed to be in stable condition. A shooting also occurred outside Power Supply Bar on Sunday.
The third incident occurred at the Globe Bar located on Mary Street in George Town, where it was reported that just after 3:45 pm on Sunday, 18 December, an altercation between two men at the bar resulted in one of the men being stabbed in the torso area of his body. The victim was transported to the hospital by private vehicle and treated for serious injuries. He is believed to be stable at this time.
The RCIPS is investigating all three incidents, and so far, no arrests have been made. Police are aware that there were witnesses to these incidents, and investigators are encouraging anyone with information to call the George Town Police Station at 949-4222. Anonymous tips can be provided directly to the RCIPS via their Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777 or their website.