Former Junior Calypso Monarch charged

The 2007 Junior Calypso Monarch, who was shot by lawmen during a chase this week, is now facing five charges, including assaulting two police officers.

Rico Gaskin, 23, of Lowthers Hill, St Patricks has been charged with two counts of endangering life, two counts of assault and one count of criminal damage.

Gaskin is accused of assaulting the lawmen two days ago while at Farnums Land, Chapman Lane, St Michael.

During the chase, he was shot in his shoulder.

Additionally, he is accused of shooting at two men who were in a car at Cavans Lane, Bridgetown, in November 2014. The car was damaged during the incident.

The accused is expected to appear at the District ‘A’ Magistrate’s Court on Monday.


18 Responses to Former Junior Calypso Monarch charged

  1. Angela Thompson Branch
    Angela Thompson Branch January 10, 2015 at 4:41 pm


  2. Keisha Rakelle
    Keisha Rakelle January 10, 2015 at 4:49 pm


  3. Hellkat Sweetz
    Hellkat Sweetz January 10, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    Why did the nation have to mention the junior title?

    • Danielle Reid-Melillo
      Danielle Reid-Melillo January 10, 2015 at 5:59 pm

      Maybe to show that no one is above the law? And if you don’t keep your head on you can go astray?

    • Leah Husbands
      Leah Husbands January 10, 2015 at 6:37 pm

      To emphasize where he came from of course

    • Ashantia Howard
      Ashantia Howard January 11, 2015 at 12:30 am

      this is barbados today not the nation….

  4. Stephen D Stewart
    Stephen D Stewart January 10, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Another role model for the next generation…..

  5. Rosalind Best
    Rosalind Best January 10, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Crime never pays.

  6. Sonia Romain
    Sonia Romain January 10, 2015 at 7:20 pm


  7. Heather Barton
    Heather Barton January 10, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    I agree too

  8. Ken Debajee
    Ken Debajee January 11, 2015 at 12:31 am

    from a singer to track and field…… smh


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