Man held for Jolly Roger shooting
Police have arrested and formally charged Damian Pinder, 26, of 4th Avenue, Pickwick Gap, St Michael, in connection with the shooting of Rashidi Branch.
Pinder is due to appear at the District A Magistrates’ Court tomorrow to answer charges of causing serious bodily harm to Branch and use of a firearm, following the shooting incident which occurred aboard the Jolly Roger cruise vessel around 2 a.m. this morning.
Branch, 23, of Eden Lodge, St Michael, was shot in the abdomen. After the shooting the boat was escorted to The Wharf Road by members of the Barbados Coast Guard and the victim was transported to the QEH by ambulance, where he has been detained.
In the wake of this morning’s incident, lawmen have issued a reminder to pleasure crafts owners that it is their responsibility to provide a safe environment for their patrons to socialize.
“The force stands ready to assist the operators to ensure that the regulations are adhered to. Owners should employ effective security measures to remove the threat of injury to persons who attend events on their crafts and to prohibit the use of illegal drugs,” the notice from police said.