Eccles man charged with shooting sex workers in drive-by

Eccles resident Devar Kissoon was yesterday charged with assaulting two transgender sex workers, following an attack in which the women were shot at with a pellet gun.

Kissoon, 28, of Lot 41 Almond Street, Eccles, was released on $100,000 bail after he appeared in a city court and denied that he, on April 7th, 2014, at King Street and North Road, assaulted Seon Persaud, also known as ‘Isabella,’ causing actual bodily harm. Kissoon also denied that he, on the same day, at King and Charlotte streets, assaulted Micron Bennons, causing actual bodily harm as well.

It is the prosecution’s case that Kissoon, on April 7th, at 8pm, saw Isabella among friends at King Street and North Road, and Bennons at King and Charlotte Street and allegedly shot them with a pellet gun.

According to Police Prosecutor Jomo Nichols, the defendant was driving a mini-van, with licence plate number, GMM 5810, when he stopped at both locations and allegedly committed the act. The attacks were reported, Nichols said, and investigations led to the arrest of Kissoon.

Kissoon was released on $50,000 bail per charge and Magistrate Geeta Chandan-Edmond adjourned the matter until June 10.





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