City Constab. Officer accused of shooting minibus driver
Mark Murray, a 24-year-old City Constabulary officer appeared before City Magistrate Faith McGusty accused of discharging his service weapon and shooting a minibus driver to the leg during an argument.
Murray pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that on September 26, 2018, at Water Street, Georgetown, he discharged a loaded firearm at Paul John with intent to maim, disfigure, disable, or to cause him grievous bodily harm.
Murray was represented by attorney Roger Yearwood, who in his bail application stated that the accused is the sole breadwinner for his wife and their six-month-old daughter.
The attorney explained that there was no malicious intent and his client was acting during the course of his duty.
With no objection from Police Prosecutor Ceon Blackman, the accused was released on $75,000 bail; he is slated to return to court on April 24.
According to reports on the day in question, Murray and John were engaged in an argument during which the rank pulled out his gun and shot the 28-year-old to his left leg.