A Malabar man, 28, has been charged for the murder of businessman Nicholas Mohith that occurred earlier this month.
Andrew Sutton is expected to appear virtually at the Arima Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.
Police reported on Wednesday that he was charged following the advice of acting Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Joan Honore-Paul.
Police stated that around 4pm on March 11, a businessman and his son, Nicholas Mohith, 31, were at their business place, located at the Eastern Main Road, Arouca, when they were allegedly approached by a man with a firearm.
The assailant allegedly pointed the firearm in Nicholas’ direction and a loud explosion was heard.
Nicholas’ father then pushed a table at the assailant, who ran out of the premises.
The businessman chased after the assailant who escaped. The man then returned to his business place and observed his son with a gunshot wound to his stomach.
He was taken to the Arima Hospital and later transferred to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Sutton was later arrested and was charged on Wednesday.