Lance Corporal charged for ‘accidentally’ shooting man

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Lance Corporal, Atlyn Brown was granted bail. [iNews' Photo]
Lance Corporal, Atlyn Brown was granted bail. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – A Lance Corporal attached to Brickdam Impact Base, charged with wounding a man was placed on $250,000 bail by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry.

The defendant, Atlyn Brown of Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara pleaded not guilty to the charge, which alleged that on October 18, 2013 at Campbellville, Georgetown, he feloniously wounded Maurice Porter with intent to maim, disfigure or inflict grievous bodily harm. 

Police Prosecutor Michael Grant told the Court that ranks were on patrol and was stopped by the victim. During a conversation with Brown and Porter the Police service revolver went off and the victim was struck to his abdomen. He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital.  

After advised was sought from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) the defendant was charged with the present offence.

Brown was represented by Attorney-at-Law, Paul Fung-a-Fat, who told the Court that his client is a serving member of the force exceeding 15 years and cannot afford the bail.

The lawyer suggested that the defendant lodge the transport for his home as surety, instead of posting cash bail and it was accepted.

The Prosecutor did not object to the pretrial liberty of Brown and the case was put off to April 30 for statements.

 

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