Just after 2:20AM on Thursday 24 December, police and other emergency services were dispatched to Canal Point Drive, George Town where it was reported that a man was found bleeding and unresponsive in the parking lot of the Strand.
The 22-year-old Michael Aaron Bush of West Bay, was believed to have suffered from multiple stab wounds and was transported by ambulance to the Cayman Islands Hospital for treatment. He was believed to have been in a critical and life-threatening condition. Just after 4:45AM, while he was being treated at the hospital, he was pronounced dead by the attending doctor.
The investigation has led investigators to believe that just before the incident took place, at about 2AM, there was a disturbance outside the clubs of the Strand and both parties involved ran out into the parking lot. Additionally, investigators are also aware that there were over 20 persons in the area immediately after the incident took place.