18 – year – old remanded for discharging loaded firearm

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gun[www.inewsguyana.com] – Jeneil Howard of Section C Sophia, Greater Georgetown, was remanded to prison for the offence of discharging a loaded firearm by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry.

The 18-year-old defendant pleaded not guilty to the offence, which alleged that on May 21 at Hadfield Street, Georgetown, he discharged a loaded firearm in the direction of Jermaine Frank, with intent to maim, disfigure or cause him actual bodily harm.

Police prosecutor, Bharat Mangru told the Court that both men are known to each other and on the day in question, Frank was at a Chinese restaurant on Hadfield Street, purchasing food.

After he departed the restaurant, he placed the food on his car while opening his car door. Subsequently, the defendant approached him and hit the food off the car.

Both ended up in a fight, however Howard ran away from the scene and Frank gave chase. The Court heard that Frank saw Howard made a telephone call, after which a car pulled up and handed him an object.

Upon receiving the object, Howard allegedly opened fire at Frank and then escaped in the said vehicle.

He was remanded to prison and the case was put off to June 13.

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