A city constable who was charged with discharging a firearm at a minibus driver last year had his matter dismissed when the victim deemed court “too time consuming” and refused to offer evidence.
Mark Murray, 24, a police constable attached to the Bourda Outpost, was charged last month with shooting Paul John during a scuffle.
Murray had denied the charge which stated that, on September 26, 2018, at Water Street, Georgetown, he discharged a firearm at John with the intent to maim, disfigure, or cause grievous bodily harm. John was reportedly shot to the right leg during the scuffle.
However, on Wednesday when the matter was called in the courtroom of Principal Magistrate Faith McGusty, John told the magistrate, “I wish not to proceed with the matter because I don’t have time to run here steady steady. It is too time consuming.”
According to information, on the day in question Murray and John got into a verbal confrontation over where the driver had his minibus parked. The confrontation led to a scuffle after which the constable shoved John into a corner while the latter attempted to walk away. It is alleged that Murray then shot John to his leg. The matter was then reported, an investigation was carried out, and Murray was arrested and charged for the offence.