DEON GARDINER, 33, and JABARI JAMES, 24, were scheduled to appear at the Scarborough Magistrates’ Court today charged for the murder of 23-year-old, Omari Matthews.
The two were charged yesterday for the offences of murder and possession of a firearm and ammunition. The charges were laid following the advice of Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr Roger Gaspard SC.
On Saturday 14th November, 2020, around 1.30 am, the victim was on Courland Bush Trace in Black Rock when he allegedly had an argument with two men known to him.
The two men then got into a grey Toyota Aqua. The victim approached the vehicle and three loud explosions were heard.
The men reportedly sped off in the vehicle after the victim fell to the ground with injuries to his neck.
He was taken to the Scarborough General Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Investigations led to one suspect being detained in Plymouth while the other was held a few days later.