Security guard charged with murder in supermarket shooting incident

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 04:30

The security guard who shot and killed former-convict Verne “Pumba” Sambury at a supermarket in New Grant last week, will appear in the Princes Town Magistrates' Court today, charged with murder.

The instructions were given by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions over the weekend.

Initial reports had indicated that Sambury was shot by a security guard after attempting to break into the Persad's Supermarket and attacking a security guard with a bottle in the process.

Sambury died in hospital the following day.

Video footage shared on social media last week, showed the incident, both of the shooting and also the aftermath, showing Sambury lying in the carpark bleeding, without any assistance.

Relatives had claimed that Sambury went to purchase a loaf of bread, which contradicted police reports that he was attempting to break into the supermarket.