A man arrested over the shooting death of a 51-year-old man appeared in court on Thursday on a murder charge.
Prosecutors say that John Elliott, 21, of Eneas Street, fatally shot Anthony “Ants” Rolle as he played a game of dominoes with a group of other men on April 4 on Nassau Street.
According to police, Rolle and his friends were in the middle of the game when a gunman approached and shot Rolle after a brief verbal exchange.
Elliott is also accused of possession of a firearm with the intent to endanger the lives of Ebenezer Frazier and Dexter Harris at the same time and place.
Elliott did not have to enter pleas to the charges when he made his initial court appearance before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt.
The question of bail did not arise since the magistrate lacks jurisdiction to consider bail for those offenses.
Elliott, however, can seek bail in the Supreme Court.
He next returns to court on July 27. At that time, prosecutors are expected to expedite the matter to the Supreme Court with the presentation of a voluntary bill of indictment.
Wendawn Miller-Frazer appeared for Elliott and Sergeant 3605 Samantha Miah appeared for the Crown.