US soldier and British wife among three suspects that were arrested due to double shot
A US soldier and his British wife are among three people arrested over the double shooting of a father and son in Cambridge amid a custody battle, MailOnline can reveal.
The 27-year-old soldier, originally from Ohio, is believed to be part of the United States Air Force based in the UK.
He is held together with his wife, 33, and her father, 66, on suspicion of the conspiracy.
They are asked about the shootings on Joshua Dunmore and his father Gary Dunmore late Wednesday evening.
Joshua, 32, was found dead in a house in an upmarket development in Bluntisham late Wednesday night after police received reports of gunfire. Half an hour later, his father Gary, 57, was found dead in his apartment in the Sutton around six miles away.
The Cambridgeshire police said yesterday that she fears that the couple was shot for a custody dispute.
Gary Dunmore was found dead in his apartment in Sutton late Wednesday evening
His son Josh Dunmore, 32, had just won a bitter custody battle for his son and should have “celebrated”, a devastated pal has claimed.
The body of the 32-year-old Josh Dunmore was found with a gunshot wound on the property
Police at the scene where Gary Dunmore was found dead. At 9.37pm, police were called by a person in Sutton, near Ely, who had also heard gunfire
Forensic scientists were called to the scene to conduct investigations at The Row in Sutton
In a heartfelt tribute to the police chain, one of Mr Dunmore’s friends wrote: “For Josh. I can’t believe I’m writing this. This week should be a celebration for you and your precious boy.
“I pray that you can rest in peace knowing that you fought for Ryan every day. Everything you did was for him and he will know that forever.”
She added in memory: “I’ll remember to pick up my smile like you used to tell me when I was resting bitch face at the gym. SIBA will never be the same without you and your witty nature.
“Keep grooving your rude boi. Dear Harli.”
And a close friend told the Mail: “He was a very caring person.”
Cambridgeshire Police say there was a “domestic element” to Wednesday night’s killings and feared the couple were the victims of a “targeted assault” with the custody battle an “active line of inquiry”.
A 33-year-old woman, a 27-year-old man and a 66-year-old man were arrested yesterday on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.
The younger couple were arrested at a hotel near Cambridge in the early hours of the morning and the older man was held in a dramatic capture operation on the M5 near Droitwich, Worcestershire, over 100 miles away, where officers found a white Peugeot stopped with a Stinger device. A shotgun was reportedly found.
Chief Superintendent Jon Hutchinson said: “At this time we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident. Once we identified this familial relationship, it became fairly obvious why this attack might have taken place, and this is clearly a targeted and isolated attack.’
He added: “One line of inquiry we are focusing on is that the individuals who are in custody are known to the deceased and have had recent contact with them.”
Devastated friends and family have laid flowers at the scene in Meridian Close, Bluntisham, where Josh Dunmore was found dead
Police have been called to reports of gunfire at a property in Meridian Close, Bluntisham (pictured) where Josh Dunmore was found dead
The two people arrested at the hotel were “local, but we’re trying to find out where they’ve been for the past few days,” he said, adding that forensic work is underway to determine if they both used the same weapon became locations, along with an investigation to determine whether the firearm found was lawfully owned.
Major Crimes Unit Detective Inspector Mark Butler added: “There is no greater risk to the general public.”
A trampoline was in the back yard of Josh’s red brick house yesterday and a white van was parked outside. Flowers were also left there.
Neighbors were shocked by the two violent deaths in leafy streets where family homes are being sold for more than £500,000.
Designer Sarah Lown, 38, who lives near the house split into two apartments where twice-married builder Gary Dunmore lived, heard three loud bangs just after 9pm on Wednesday. “I thought something blew over,” she said. “I didn’t think anything crazy happened. Then I heard two more.’
Gordon Murray, 62, who lives across the street, said: “There was a lot of screaming. Then I saw armed policemen.’
Bluntisham residents were told by officers to stay indoors as a helicopter circled overhead.
Retail worker Sharon Coulson, 58, said the village was “a lovely place to live, lovely country walks, friendly, everyone says hi”.
Det Insp Butler said: “There will be an increased police presence in the affected areas today and officers and detectives will be on the spot.”
The autopsy will take place in the next few days.
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