JOSHUA ROBERTS, aka” Jaffa”, 33, of Jacob Coates, North Eastern Settlement, Sangre Grande, was remanded into custody after appearing virtually before Magistrate Brambhanan Dubay, at the Sangre Grande Magistrates’ Court to answer to six charges on Thursday 25th February.
On Monday 22nd February 2021, officers of the Sangre Grande Criminal Investigations Department (CID) responded to a report of a loud explosion at North Eastern Settlement, Sangre Grande. On arrival, the officers were told that someone was shot and taken to the hospital.
The officers proceeded to the hospital, where they interviewed the victim, a 33-year-old man, of Butter Cup Avenue, North Eastern Settlement, Sangre Grande, who was suffering from gunshot injuries to the left side of his knee. During his interview with the officers, he said that around 10 pm on Monday 22nd February 2021, he was walking along Jacob Coats Avenue, when he was confronted by a man he knows, who pointed a gun at him and fired.
Investigations were conducted by Insp. Callender, Sgt. Harper and Cpl Guy, which led to the arrest of Joshua Roberts, a former Special Reserve Officer (SRP). The accused was charged on six counts: wounding with intent, possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition, possession of a firearm to endanger life, possession of ammunition to endanger life, discharging a firearm within 40 metres of a public road.
Roberts is expected to reappear in court on Thursday, 25th March, 2021.