A 30 year-old shop owner from Grand Anse, St. George, Kaumi Mason, has been placed on bail in the sum of EC$15,000 after police arrested him following a shooting incident in the Limes area last week Tuesday.
The shooting left Happy Hill resident, Sheldon Roberts nursing a gun shot wound in the leg at the St. George’s General Hospital.
Although information is sketchy about the incident, this newspaper understands that an illegal firearm was fired off after an argument between the two men regarding a computer system.
Following his arrest, police slapped Mason with four charges – one count of possession of a firearm, two counts of ammunition and one count of wounding.
The accused made his first court appearance last week Thursday before Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill at the No. 1 St. George’s Magistrate’s Court.
Defense Attorney, Peter David made a successful application to secure bail for his client which Magistrate Gill granted but with two sureties.
Mason was ordered to surrender all his traveling documents to the court, report to the South St. George Police Station every Monday and Friday between 6.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. and to have no contact with Roberts who is the virtual complainant in the matter.
Roberts did not appear before the court at last week’s hearing and a summons was issued for him to be present at the next court sitting scheduled for June 11.
The official charges are expected to be read out to the accused during the upcoming hearing.