City constable charged for shooting minibus driver

first_imgA City Constabulary Officer was on Wednesday charged for discharging a loaded firearm when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Mark Murray, 24, pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on September 26, 2018, at Water Street, Georgetown, he discharged a loaded firearm at Paul John with intent to maim, disfigure, disable or to cause him grievous bodily harm.The court heard that on the day in question, Murray approached John and told him that he could not park in the area but this resulted in an argument followed by a scuffle. It was at this time that Murray discharged his service weapon.The VC told the court that the constable shoved him which led to the scuffle and while he was walking away, the man discharged his firearm hitting him to his leg.However, other city constables disputed the man’s claims and said he tried to grab Murray’s gun.Murray’s attorney, Roger Yearwood, in a bail application told the court that his client is the sole breadwinner for his family with a six-month-old daughter, adding that he was acting in the course of his duty and is not a flight risk.Police Prosecutor Ceon Blackman did not object to bail. The accused was released on $75,000 bail by Magistrate Faith McGusty and the matter was set for April 24, 2019.last_img