PC Rajesh Ramdass appeared virtually before a Port of Spain Magistrate today to answer to the charge of attempted murder.
The officer, with eight years’ service, was arrested and charged today, Tuesday 13th October, 2020.
He was granted $300,000 bail with a surety or $15,000 cash bail and the matter was adjourned to November 10th, 2020.
A 37-year-old man reported to police that on April 3rd 2016, he was at an establishment in the Debe district, when he got into an argument with another man over whose turn it was to access the establishment’s service.
During the incident, the victim said he hit the man who fell to the ground.
The victim then approached the man with a bottle in his hand.
The man, an off-duty police officer, is said to have drawn his service-issued firearm and fired several shots at the victim, hitting him in the stomach. Both the victim and the officer were subsequently taken to hospital for treatment.
The investigations into the incident were headed by Snr. Supt. Nazrudeen Pragg, head of the Court and Process Branch, who also laid the charge against Ramdass.