Licenced ‘Granny’ charged with discharging loaded firearm, gets $100,000 bail

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The 69-year-old elderly woman, Leila Jagdeo, who shot a maintenance worker attached to the Alpha Hotel, Ogle, on the East Bank of Demerara, was charged with discharging a loaded firearm at Brandon Collins.

Jagdeo was on Friday morning released on $100,000 bail by Magistrate Alisha George, when she faced the Sparendaam Magistrates’ Courts over the shooting incident which occurred during the early hours of Thursday morning and is set to return to court on May 22.

The hole where the bullet reportedly pierced the zinc fence, injuring Collins

Inews had previously reported that the incident occurred at about 06:50hrs on Thursday, when Collins was cleaning the weeds off of a zinc fence which separates the hotel’s premises from the yard in which the elderly woman lives.

The elderly woman reportedly told police officials that she believed Collins to be a bandit who was trying to jump into her yard, thus being a licensed firearm holder, she did not hesitate to make use of her revolver; discharging one shot in the direction of the young man, piercing the fence and hitting Collins to the abdomen.

This online publication was told that staff attached to the hotel questioned the elderly woman’s reason for shooting at the maintenance worker, since according to them, Jagdeo knew the man.

Police authorities were subsequently alerted and the injured man was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he remains in a stable condition.

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