Two remanded for shooting at cops on Emancipation Day
Two men appeared at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court today, charged with shooting at the police on Emancipation Day at John and Chapel Streets, Georgetown.
Twenty-one-year-old Jamal Jeriah, of Albert Street, Queenstown, Georgetown and 32-year-old Junior John of East La Penitence, Georgetown appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.
The duo was jointly charged with former murder accused, Carlton Bourne who was unable to make his court appearance after being remanded to prison on three counts of robbery under-arms on Monday.
Jeriah and John were slapped with two charges which alleged that on August 01, 2018, while in the company of Bourne, they discharged a loaded firearm at Police Constables Royston Mendonza and Lester Lewis, with intent to maim, disfigure, disable or cause them grievous bodily harm.
They were not required to plea to the two charges.
Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield objected to bail and noted that Jeriah was shot to the shoulder during the exchange of gunfire.
John was represented by Attorney-at-Law Paul Fung-a-Fat while Jeriah was represented by Attorney, Kezia Williams.
The Chief Magistrate remanded both defendants to prison until August 27.
Meanwhile, Jeriah was charged separately with two firearm-related offences before the Chief Magistrate.
The charges read that on August 01, 2018 at John and Chapel Streets, Georgetown, he had a .357 revolver with four matching rounds when he is not a licensed firearm holder.