Several charges have been laid against 24-year-old Paul Riettie, tiler of 43 Waterloo Road, Kingston 2 following an incident along 57 Windward Way, Kingston 2 on Friday, September 01.

He was charged with the Murder of 47-years-old Valin Bell otherwise called “Val”, vendor of 12 Ellis Avenue, Kingston 2 was also charged with Being in Possession of a Prohibited Weapon and Unauthorized Possession of Ammunition.

Reports from the Elletson Road CIB are that about 5:20 p.m., Bell and other men, armed with handguns, pounced upon Riettie whilst he was at his stall and opened gunfire at him, hitting him to regions of the upper body. The men then boarded a motor car with making good their escape. On the arrival of the Police, Bell was found suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds all over his body. He was taken to hospital, where Bell was pronounced dead.

The accused was later arrested and subsequently charged with the above-mentioned offenses on Wednesday, November 15.

His court date is being finalised.