Two men who were allegedly involved in a shooting incident on the very day that a one week gun amnesty went into effect in Barbados have been remanded HMP Dodds for 28 days.
They are 21-year-old Kareem Decoursey Brathwaite, of Jessamy Avenue, Bayville, St Michael and 28-year-old Jamal Omar Springer, of Liverpool Road, Brittons Hill, St Michael.
The two appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick this afternoon accused of unlawfully wounding Niko Forde on April 7 with intent to maim, disfigure or disable him or to do some serious bodily harm to him.
They are also separately charged with use of a firearm in committing the offence of wounding with intent or were reckless as to whether or not they would cause or meant to cause bodily harm to Forde.
According to a release from the Royal Barbados Police Force the incident reportedly occurred about 2:50 p.m. on April 7 in the area of Beckles Hill, near Pipers Avenue, Bayville, St Michael.
It was reported that two motorcyclists, both with pillion riders, were travelling in opposite directions when a pillion rider was shot in his right calf by the pillion rider on the other motorcycle.
Brathwaite, who is represented by attorney-at-law Vonda Pile and Springer, who has Angella Mitchell-Gittens as his legal counsel, were not required to plea to the indictable charges .
The accused will reappear in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on May 9, 2019.