Kitty businessman who was shot by bandit remanded for illegal gun
A Kitty, Georgetown businessman was remanded to prison on Monday by Magistrate Judy Latchman on two firearm related charges.
Paul Chow of Railway Line, Kitty is charged with having an unlicensed .32 pistol in his possession on November 9, 2017, at Avocado Square, East Ruimveldt when he is not a licensed firearm holder.
It is further alleged that Chow had 13 live rounds of .32 ammunition in his possession. The businessman denied both charges while his attorney, Glen Hanoman explained to the court that his client was robbed and shot by a lone gunman on the day in question.
The court heard that Chow was standing outside his business place at Avocado Square, East Ruimveldt when he was approached by a gunman who ordered him to hand over his jewellery.
Chow resisted and pulled out his pistol, however it fell to the ground causing the unknown robber to shoot him in the abdomen.
The businessman was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was treated and sent away. The unlicensed gun was retrieved from the crime scene and Chow was charged. The Magistrate remanded Chow until December 18, 2017.
The court heard that Chow was also robbed last year and had the unlicensed gun in his possession for protection.