Alleged shooters remanded


Three St Michael young men accused of the Kadooment Day shooting on Spring Garden have been remanded to HMP Dodds until September 26.

And as Elijah Akeem Copeland, 17, of Chase Gap, Halls Road; Raheem Akeem Grimes, 22, of Chadderton Road, Carrington Village; and Tristan Soneil Alleyne, 22, of Parris Gap, Westbury Road made their way under across the courtyard of the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court to the holding cell at Central Police Station in preparation to be transported to the St Philip penitentiary, cheers from some bystanders on the outside of the court and shouts of “Love you, love you. Mummy loves you.” could be heard.

Tristan Soneil Alleyne, Raheem Akeem Grimes and Elijah Akeem Copeland

Grimes, a tree trimmer; Alleyne, a cleaner; and Copeland, a carpenter, appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick this afternoon, separately charged with recklessly and unlawfully discharging firearms in a manner that placed 23 people in danger of death or serious bodily harm.

It is also alleged that the three together used unlawful violence, which caused a private citizen to fear for his personal safety.

The three were not required to plead to the indictable charges.

Copeland and Alleyne are represented by attorneys Kamisha Benjamin and Naomi Lynton, with Alleyne also having Rashida Edwards as his third lawyer. Grimes had Vonda Pile as his legal counsel.

They will spend 28 days at the St Philip penal institution before making their next appearance in the No. 1 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on the combined 70 charges.

4 Responses to Alleged shooters remanded

  1. Steve Thomas
    Steve Thomas August 31, 2017 at 7:56 am

    Does that mean guns were recovered or now in other hands?

  2. Coleridge Best
    Coleridge Best August 31, 2017 at 8:21 am

    Three lost mind”s!

  3. V.I Till I Die August 31, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Steve Thomas, great question. This is the third article that I have which Barbados Today has posted and no information about a gun being found. However, this Barbados we are talking about…..Not to long Barbados Today posted an article titled ” Take Action” which clearly exhibited the competence of the RBPF. #LendMeYourEars

  4. Ryvan Springer
    Ryvan Springer August 31, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Why spare their lives?, hell with DODDS. Hang all three of them.


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