Agricola youth charged with shooting at cops; possession of illegal gun, ammo

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Twenty-one-year-old Marlon Jeffrey appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly Friday charged with two counts of discharging a loaded firearm at police officers during a shootout at Brutus Street, Agricola, East Bank Demerara in 2017.

Jeffrey, known as ‘Melvor Jeffrey’ and ‘Buck’ of Agricola, was also charged with possession of a 12-gauge shotgun and eight live matching cartridges without being a licensed firearm holder.

The first two charges alleged that on July 11, 2017, at Brutus Street Agricola, Jeffrey discharged a loaded firearm at Police constables Kato and Bobb with intent to main disfigure and cause grievous bodily harm to avoid lawful apprehension.

Jeffrey, who is currently serving a sentence for escaping from police custody, pleaded not guilty to the four charges.

Magistrate Daly remanded the unrepresented man to prison until May 31, 2019.

On the day in question, Jeffrey was reportedly engaged in a shootout with police at Agricola, where he was shot.

He was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was admitted and placed under police guard.

On July 19, 2017, he escaped from the hospital and on July 23, 2017, he was found by Police hiding in a barrel covered with curtains in Agricola.

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