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24-year-old hospital attendant, ANTHONY MOORE (alias ‘Chico’), was charged with a double murder in December 2017, as well a charge of shooting with intent against a female victim

A Belmont man is expected to appear before a Port of Spain Magistrate today charged with a double murder in 2017—the murders of Mukhtar Ali and Jamal Modeste—as well a charge of shooting with intent against a female victim, which occurred on Sunday 3 December 2017.

24-year-old hospital attendant, ANTHONY MOORE (alias ‘Chico’), of St. Francois Valley Road, Belmont, also was charged with possession of firearm and possession of ammunition, following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard SC, on Friday 17 January 2020.

According to official police reports, 25-year-old Mukhtar Ali (aka ‘Taboo’) and 29-year-old Jamal Modeste—both of Belmont—were in the company of a female friend at Modeste’s home on Sunday 3 December 2017, when they were shot at by an armed assailant.

Ali died on the scene, while Modeste and the female victim were taken to hospital for treatment where Modeste died.

Extensive investigations were launched, which resulted in Moore being arrested in connection with the incident.

Investigations were supervised by W/Supt. (Ag.) Martin, Insp. (Ag.) Persad and Sgt. Mongroo, all of Homicide Bureau of Investigations (HBI), Region 1, while Moore was charged by PC Pereira, also of HBI Region I, on Friday 17 January 2020.

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