Benjie Shot
October 15, 2004
Benjie Shot

Theophilus ‘Benjie’ Cottle, described as one of this country’s more colourful grassroots characters and entertainment promoters, was in a stable condition at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital last Wednesday after he became the target of an unnamed assailant in a shooting incident Tuesday evening. {{more}}

According to reports from the police, Cottle was in a vehicle in the New Montrose/Walker Piece area when he was shot in the head and abdomen.

Another man, named as Kurt Williams of Sion Hill, was also shot in the head in the same incident. But while Williams remained a patient in the Surgical Ward of the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, Cottle was battling for his life in the Intensive Care Unit.

What caused the shooting, and other questions leading up to the incident, remain matters of conjecture.

Cottle has been the subject of several high profile court cases, and has been known around the Caribbean as a flamboyant character.

Investigations by the police into the incident are continuing.