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The deceased Philson King.
The deceased Philson King.
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The Lower Questelles man who was in hospital since being shot in the eye with a fish gun on Saturday has died.

Philson King, 36, oringally of McKies Hill, died after being taken off life support at Milton Cato Memorial Hospital Friday morning, police say.

Prosecutors are alleging that Romando Bruce, 31, of Clare Valley, shot King in the eye during an altercation in Campden Park.

Bruce is said to be in a relationship with King’s ex-girlfriend. 

Reports are that King pulled the spear from his eye after being shot and remained unconscious until he died Friday, after being taken off life support.

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Bruce was taken to Kingstown Magistrate’s Court, on Wednesday, and was charged with attempted murder in connection with the shooting.

He was not required to plea to the indictable charge.

Romando Bruce
Attempted murder accused Romando Bruce, right, is escorted to court by the lead investigator, Detective Corporal Dwight James, on Wednesday. (iWN photo)

Prosecutor Assistant Superintendent of Police John Ballah objected to bail, telling the court that King was expected to be taken off life support later that day, as healthcare professionals had said there was nothing else, medically, that could have been done for him.

iWitness News was reliably informed that the man suffered significant damage to the brain, with the organ continuing to bleed, resulting in him being put on life support.

Senior Magistrate Rickie Burnett denied Bruce bail and ordered him to report to the Serious Offences Court on Monday.

With King’s death, the charge against Bruce is expected to be upgraded to murder.

7 replies on “Fish gun shooting victim Philson King has died”

  1. Jeremiah 17:9 King James Version (KJV)
    The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? So sad, we have become such an angry people.

  2. pheonia thomas says:

    Sad indeed man always find it hard when a woman leaves them. When his ass in jail and she finds another man to love her let me c what hes going to do.may the kings family find comfort in the lord

  3. Rawlston Pompey says:


    This incident appeared as ‘…Brutally Senseless,’ as it was ‘…Bizarre and Deadly.’

    A family is jolted into shock, sorrow and grief.

    While sympathies would be poured upon grieving and bleeding hearts, the law shall now take its course.

  4. David Wilson says:

    it seems like some of us are not taking the time to think things over before we act. Think about the consequences before you do something you will regret doing later the word of God can overcome anything or any situation when it is followed why ? because the word is God and there is nothing. or anything God cannot do nothing is impossible for him to do good Christian counciling is very much needed. The law of man does not. Correct you. But the word will. Make st Vincent and the grenadine safe again !! The churches must open there doors to counciling in there community the law will decide this man punishment . thou shall not kill.

  5. This is why capital punishment is still a deterrent. When an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth is applied , only then those gunslingers and criminals will think twice about committing such a heinous crime. It is time for the gallows to be returned.

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