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UPDATE: Second Man Arrested in Relation to Martin Drive Murder, 9 July

9th July, 2021 Police Headlines

Update (9 July):

Yesterday, 8 July, a man age 29 of North Side was arrested on suspicion of murder in relation to the murder on Martin Drive, George Town, on Thursday, 1 July.

 

He, along with the other man, age 31 of George Town, who was arrested on suspicion of murder on Tuesday, 6 July, in relation to the same incident, have both been granted police bail with strict conditions.

 

The matter remains under investigation.

 


Update (6 July):

Police can now confirm the identity of the deceased in the fatal shooting which took place on Martin Drive, George Town, on Thursday, 1 July. He is Mark Andre Ebanks, age 36 of George Town.

 

The RCIPS expresses condolences to the family of the deceased.

 

Today, 6 July, a man, age 31 of George Town, has been arrested on suspicion of murder in relation to the incident. He remains in custody as investigations continue.

 

One of the victims remains in hospital in stable condition.

 

Police continue to appeal for witnesses to the incident, especially anyone who may have been in the vicinity of Martin Drive and Ms Frances Street at around 11:00PM on Thursday, 1 July. Such persons are asked to contact the RCIPS Major Incident Room at 649-2930.

 


Initial Release (2 July):

Shortly after 11:00PM last night, 1 July, officers responded to a report of shots fired on Martin Drive in George Town. It was reported that two men had been shot, one of whom was unresponsive. Emergency services attended the location and both men were transported to hospital. A third man also attended the hospital with a gunshot wound that he was reported to have sustained in the same incident. The unresponsive man, age 36 of George Town, was subsequently pronounced dead.

 

Shortly before 11:50PM a fourth man attended the hospital in a private vehicle, with a gunshot wound. It is uncertain at this time whether this shooting is related to the incident on Martin Drive.

 

The matter is under investigation and a Major Incident Room has been opened. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the RCIPS Major Incident Room, at 649-2930.

 

“We understand that this is concerning, especially in light of other recent firearm incidents,” says Deputy Commissioner Kurt Walton. “In response, we are deploying additional armed patrols for heightened armed visibility. We would like to assure members of the community that we are taking this incident seriously, and public safety is always our first priority­.”