A security guard accused of discharging his firearm while performing armed guard duties at Republic Bank’s Camp Street branch — thereby hitting several nearby persons with pellets — has denied the allegation.

Neville Garnett, 42, of ‘C’ Field Sophia, denied that, on May 2, 2019 at Camp Street, Georgetown, he discharged a firearm within 100 yards of the public.

According to information, on the day in question, Garnett was performing duties as an armed guard at Republic Bank, Camp Street, when his firearm went off, causing the pellets to hit several persons who were nearby.

The matter was then reported, an investigation was carried out, and he was charged for the offence.

Police Prosecutor, Sanj Singh, had no objection to bail being granted to Garnett; hence, he was released on $50,000 bail.

The matter is adjourned until May 24 for report and statement.


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