Nineteen year old Ronaldo Assing a labourer from Arima has been charged with the murder of Josiah Maloney also of Arima. He was also charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition, possession of firearm to endanger life, possession of ammunition to endanger life and shooting with intent. He is expected to appear before an Arima Magistrate to answer to the charges.
According to policew reports, the deceased was at his home with two other people on April 14th when two armed men allegedly entered and shot at them. Maloney died at the scene, while a female victim was wounded during the incident. The men then escaped.
Investigations resulted in the arrest of the accused at his home on May 21st, 2022, by officers of the Pinto Police Post. Investigations were supervised by ASP Douglas, W/Insp. Sylvester, Insps. Ramjag and John and Sgt. Stanisclaus, all of the HBI Region Two. Assing was charged by WPC Theroulde, also of HBI Region Two, on Wednesday 25th May, 2022.