Albouystown youth remanded for shooting-robbing dog food vendor

first_imgAn Albouystown welder, Naresh Samaroo was on Thursday remanded to prison for the attempted murder of dog food vendor Shane Cooper.The 21-year-old man was not required to plead to the indictable charge when he made his appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman.The charge stated that on September 24, 2018, while in the vicinity of Stevedore Street, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, he caused grievous bodily harm to Shane Cooper with intent to commit murder.Defence Attorney Latchmi Rahamat, in an application for bail, told the court that Samaroo was held beyond the 72-hour detention period.The Police Prosecutor, however, informed the court that the accused wasAttempted murder accused Naresh Samaroo being escorted by Police out of the courtroompositively identified as the perpetrator who committed the heinous act and as a result, objected to bail being granted to the accused.Magistrate Latchman upheld the prosecution’s submission and refused bail to Samaroo. The matter was adjourned until October 17, 2018 when the accused will appear before the Chief Magistrate.Cooper, of Bamboo Drive, Meadow Brook Squatting Area, was shot to his abdomen and left leg during the attack.The 26-year-old man was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery.Based on reports, the incident occurred about 20:40h at the corner of Aubrey Barker Road and Stevedore, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown while Cooper was plying his trade as a dog food vendor. After committing the acts, the suspect fled the scene in a waiting motor car.last_img