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.
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.
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.