Two men were this afternoon charged and remanded on a series of charges, including shooting a 13-year-old in his arm. The men, Devon Gillis and Andre Scott, both 26, of Albouystown, appeared before a City Magistrate this afternoon.
The first charge stated that both defendants on March 8, 2019, at Campbell and Sussex Street, Albouystown, Georgetown, discharged firearms at Shane Gordon, a 13-year-old boy, with the intent to maim, disfigured, disable, or cause him grievous bodily harm. It was further alleged that on the same day and at the same location, the two also discharged a firearm at Anastasia Rodrigues, with the intent to maim, disfigure, or cause her grievous bodily harm.
Facts presented by the prosecutor stated that on the date in question, the defendants went to Rodrigues’ and Gordon’s home where they had a confrontation with the teenager and they fired several shots in his direction causing him to receive injuries to his right hand.
The injured teen was rushed to a City Hospital where he was treated. The matter was then reported, an investigation was carried out and they were arrested and taken into custody.
It is also alleged that Scott on March 10, 2019, at West La Penitence, Georgetown, while being in the company of another, robbed Grace Bishop of 7.5 penny weight of raw gold, valued at $140,000.
Both men denied the allegations after they were read to them. They were both represented by attorney-at-law Adrian Thompson who asked the court to release his clients on reasonable bail. He cited that his clients had never been charged and, if bail is granted, they would return to court for trial.
However, the court prosecutor opposed to bail being granted to the men on the grounds of the serious nature of the offences and the penalty the charges attract. Both men were remanded to prison and are expected to make their next court appearance on April 8, 2019.