A City Constable attached to the Bourda Outpost was today charged with discharging a firearm at a minibus driver last year.

Mark Murray, 24, is accused of shooting Paul John to his right leg after they were involved in a scuffle.

Murray denied the charge which stated that on September 26, 2018, at Water Street, Georgetown, he discharged a firearm at Paul John with intent to maim, disfigured of cause grievous bodily harm.

He appeared before Principal Magistrate Faith McGusty in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

The man’s lawyer, Roger Yearwood, in a successful bail application told the court that his client had no malicious intent and that he was only acting in the execution of his duty. The lawyer added that his client is the sole breadwinner for his family and six-month-old child and should therefore be granted bail.

Meanwhile, Prosecutor Seon Blackman made no objections to bail being granted to the defendant; hence Murray was released on $75,000 bail.

He was instructed to make his next court appearance on April 24, 2019.

According to information on the day in question, the victim and Murray got into a verbal confrontation which led to a scuffle over where the driver had his minibus parked.

It was reported that the man was approached by the Constable who told him that he could not park in the area. Hence the two got into a scuffle after the constable shoved him in a corner after he was attempting to walk away.

The defendant then shot him to his foot.

The matter was then reported, an investigation was carried out, hence Murray was arrested and charged for the offense.


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