Saturday 18 August, 2018

$350K bail for man charged in connection with casino shooting

A Laventille man has appeared before a Tunapuna Magistrate charged in connection with a shooting incident, at a casino in Curepe, which was captured on CCTV and later circulated on social media.

The incident occurred on June 2 and left two security guards wounded.

Twenty 27-year-old Aaron Lightbourne of Mc Shine Lands, Laventille, was granted $350,000 bail by Senior Magistrate Indrani Cedeno when he appeared before the Tunapuna 1st Magistrates’ Court last Friday on nine charges, including two counts of shooting with intent.

The matter was postponed to Monday 18th June, 2018.

Lightbourne was arrested after a search warrant was executed at his home during an anti-crime exercise.

The search resulted in officers discovering a Glock 17 pistol, along with two magazines containing 17 rounds of 9mm ammunition hidden in the living room of the house.

Lightbourne also faces additional charges of two counts of possession of a firearm, two counts of possession of ammunition, discharging a firearm within 40 metres of a roadway, and two counts of possession of firearm and ammunition to endanger life, arising out of the shooting at the casino.

 

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