Bail for man charged with attempted murder of dog food vendor

Naresh Samaroo

Bail in the sum of $100,000 was yesterday granted to the miner who was charged earlier this month with the attempted murder of dog food vendor Shane Cooper, who was shot twice during an attack.

Naresh Samaroo was read the attempted murder charge on October 4th, by Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman, at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.

It is alleged that the accused, 21, of 97 James Street, Albouystown, on September 24th, at Stevedore Street, North Ruimveldt, caused grievous bodily harm to Cooper, with intent to murder him.

Shane Cooper

In the courtroom of the Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan yesterday, a bail application was made by attorney Gordon Gilhuys on behalf of the accused.

The request was granted and Samaroo was released on $100,000 bail. However, he was ordered to stay away from Cooper and to not venture outside his home after 6 pm.

The matter has been adjourned until November 1st.

According to the prosecution, on the day in question, at about 9.15 pm, Cooper was working when three men walked up to him and demanded that he hand over his jewellery.

The prosecutor noted that the victim, in a bid to escape the men, ran and was subsequently shot in his legs and back. He was later admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital.


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