A second suspect has been charged for the June 21 shooting death of Corey Butler in the Scatliffe Alley area, police said Sunday.
Arien Fahie, 26, was captured in the United States Virgin Islands before being deported to this territory and charged with Mr. Butler’s murder on Saturday night, according to the Police Information Office.
Mr. Fahie was also charged with robbery in connection with the same incident, which took place in the early evening hours of June 21, police said.
Mr. Butler was pronounced dead shortly after arrival at the Dr. Orlando Smith Hospital.
Three days after his death, police said Akeem Durrant, 35, of Belle Vue, had been arrested and charged with his murder.
They added at the time that Mr. Durrant was also charged with robbery and possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply.
He appeared before Magistrates’ Court and was placed on remand, Police Information Officer Diane Drayton said yesterday.
In a Sunday statement, Police Commissioner Mark Collins commended his officers for their persistence in ensuring that the pair were captured and charged.
“Those who perpetrate crime in the territory are not free because they have sailed beyond the jurisdiction,” he said. “All efforts will be exhausted to find those responsible and bring justice in these cases.”
Police said Mr. Fahie would appear in Magistrates’ Court at its next available sitting.