[www.inewsguyana.com] – The murder charge against a license firearm holder, who fired shots indiscriminately outside the Palm Court night club, killing a man, was withdrawn on Tuesday by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
Andre Gomes, called ‘Zip’, was accused of the murder of Nigel Isaacs of Roxanne Burnham Gardens, Georgetown, who was shot in the head on May 10.
During his court appearance on Tuesday, June 09 before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry, Police Prosecutor Bharat Mangru informed the Court that the charge has been withdrawn against Gomes.
Mangru said based on the advice from the DPP, there is insufficient evidence against Gomes to proceed with the allegation; he is now a free man. During Gomes’ first appearance in court, he was not required to plead to the indictable offence, which alleged that on May 10 at Middle Street, Cummingsburg, he murdered 49-year-old Isaacs.
Gomes was arrested after the spent shell recovered from the crime scene matched his gun. The allegations surrounding his arrest stated that at approximately 00:25 hrs on Sunday, May 10, the driver of HB 4024 accidentally collided with motor car PPP 7994 that was parked in Main Street, Georgetown.
Gomes, who was in the vicinity, confronted the driver and discharged several rounds in his direction. The rounds missed the driver and Isaacs of Guyhoc Gardens, Georgetown was struck to his head.
The injured man was admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation where he succumbed.