One month after three men exited a vehicle and opened fired at ex-cop, Teon ‘Spoil Child’ Allen at the La Penitence Market, Allen this morning appeared in court.

When the matter was called in the courtroom of Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, the Magistrate asked Allen if he is aware of the motive behind persons wanting to kill him. He replied, “I have no idea why members of the mob gang would want to kill me.”

Shortly after, Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers told the court that the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) instituted a joint charge against the men who attempted to kill Spoil Child.

The Magistrate then withdrew the charges against Renard Caesar and Lashawn Lewis and read a new charge to them.

Lewis, 22 and Caesar, 23 both of Linden were not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that on both of them, while being in the company of others on October 5, 2019, at La Penitence Market, with intent to commit murder, they discharged rounds at Allen.

Attorney-at-law Gordon Gilhuys renewed his bail application for his clients, stating that they are unaware of the crime.

The lawyer further stressed that Lewis is bedridden since a bullet is lodged near his spine and that he is in serious pain and in need of proper medical attention.

However, Prosecutor Jeffers objected to bail being granted to the accused on the grounds of the serious nature of the allegation and the penalty the charge attracts.

Facts presented by the prosecutor stated that on the day in question, Allen was at the market purchasing vegetables when the defendant and two others exited a car and started shooting in his direction.

It was reported that Allen ran for his life and when he reached a distance, he turned around and returned fire—injuring Lewis. The men then made good their escape.

The matter was reported, and following an investigation, he was charged for the offence.

The magistrate, after listening to the facts, told the court that she is not inclined to grant bail to the defendants since she is not getting a clear understanding of the facts surrounding the shooting. Hence, she further remanded the men to prison and instructed the prosecutor to have full disclosure in relation to the matter by November 18.

According to reports, Allen had left Linden after his cousin, Eon Williams, 24, was executed last month. The prime suspect in Williams’ murder is said to be the leader of a gang that is based in Cayenne.

Members of the Cayenne gang are Guyanese who have been reportedly committing illegal activities in both Guyana and Cayenne.

Based on information received, Allen and members from the Cayenne gang are at odds since surveillance footage showed the ex-cop shooting at two women, including Denise Grant—the mother of the Cayenne gang leader early last month.

Williams’ murder was said to be in retaliation to Grant’s shooting.
Guyana Standard has been informed that Allen has been hiding out in Georgetown since his cousin’s execution.


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