Trinibad Artiste on $1M Bail for Shooting Charge

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TRINIBAD artiste Kalonji Arthur, 26, of Goldsborough, was granted $1 million bail with surety in the alternative of $100,000 own bail.

He appeared virtually before Master Magaret Sookraj Goswami on Thursday.

The matter will come up for hearing on February 26, 2025.  Arthur, was charged on Wednesday with six counts of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm, shooting with intent, possession of firearm to endanger life, possession of ammunition to endanger life, possession of firearm and possession of ammunition. 

The charges were laid by Sgt Sheppard of the Charlotteville Police Station.

According to a police report around 11.55 pm on May 3, 2024, several persons were standing on the southern side of the roadway outside a bar along Windward Road, Speyside, when a white Nissan Tiida slowed near a group of persons and several loud explosions were then heard. 

Officers of the Charlotteville Police station visited the scene and observed six people nursing gunshot wounds, they were immediately taken to the hospital to seek medical attention.

The investigation was spearheaded by Senior Superintendent Rodhil Kirk, while enquiries were made by members of the Tobago Division including officers attached to the Charlotteville Police, Roxborough Police, Criminal Investigations Department, Tobago Divisional Task Force, Canine Unit and the Criminal Records Office.

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