A 21-year-old fisherman accused of gunning down a man during an argument last month was today charged with murder.

James Fraser of Lodge is accused of killing Marlon Rodney, a 35-year-old taxi driver who was shot during an argument with two men on Joseph Pollydore Street and Mandela Avenue, Georgetown.

Fraser was not allowed to plead to the charge which alleged that on April 30, 2019 at Norton Street, Georgetown, he murdered Marlon Seon Rodney, called George.

His lawyer, George Thomas, who asked for disclosure in the matter told the court that he is surprised that his client is charged since, on the day in question, his client was attacked by the now deceased who shot him in the shoulder.

According to the prosecutor, on the day in question at around 09:45hrs, Rodney, of Lot 71 Norton Street, Lodge, Georgetown, was involved in a heated argument with two men, one of whom was Fraser, called ‘Dabo’ and ‘Curl Up’. Both ‘Dabo’ and ‘Curl Up’ reportedly discharged their weapons at Rodney, who was hit in the left leg.

It was also reported that a passerby, identified as 24-year-old Shaquille Dion of D’Urban Street, was also shot during the process.

The injured men were rushed to the GPHC where Dion was treated and sent away, while Rodney succumbed to his injury days after being shot.

The Magistrate after listening to the facts remanded Fraser to prison. He was instructed to make his next court appearance on May 21.



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