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ILP candidate in court on gun charges today
A candidate selected by the Independent Liberal Party (ILP) for the October 21 local government elections will appear before a Chaguanas magistrate this morning on seven gun-related charges. He was charged for three offences of shooting with intent, two for possession of a gun and ammunition and two further charges of possession of a gun and ammunition with intent to endanger life. He remained detained at the Chaguanas Police Station up to late yesterday.
The 38-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday evening, less than an hour after he allegedly shot at his female companion and her former boyfriend at her home in central Trinidad. According to reports, shortly after 6 pm, the candidate went to the woman’s home. After a short argument he reportedly drew a pistol and fired three shots, before running to his van and driving off. The couple was not injured and they reported the incident to Chaguanas police.
Police intercepted the vehicle at Lady Young Road, Morvant, shortly after the incident. Police found a loaded .45 calibre pistol with 12 rounds of ammunition hidden in the van. The charges were laid by PC Mohammed of the Chaguanas CID.
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