ST JOHN’S, Antigua – As police step up efforts to reduce crime, particularly shootings and robberies that have been plaguing the Villa community, two villagers have been arrested and charged for shooting at each other.
Kamou Phillip, 23, is accused of shooting at Kadeem Dowe with intent to do him grievous bodily harm following a gun confrontation on May 30.
Dowe, also 23 years old, was then arrested for allegedly shooting at Phillip less than 24 hours later. He too has been charged with shooting with intent to do grievous bodily harm.
While police have not recovered the weapon allegedly used by Phillip, a search at Dowe’s home early Saturday morning saw the recovery of a 9 mm pistol and four matching rounds of ammunition believed to be linked to the shooting incident with Phillip.
Both Dowe and his mother were detained following the search, but she was subsequently released.
On Thursday at 7 pm, police are scheduled to hold a Town Hall meeting at Villa Primary School to discuss the growing trend of gun related crimes in the area.
The meeting was planned following three separate shooting incidents in May. None of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries.