Youth with bullet lodged in back charged with attempted murder of fmr. cop
A 22-year-old member of an alleged “mob gang” was remanded to prison on Friday for the attempted murder of former policeman Teon Allen known as ‘Spoil Child.’
Leshawn Lewis of East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, who suffered a gunshot wound to his back, was hours ago discharged from the Georgetown Public Hospital and taken before the Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.
Lewis, who still has the bullet lodged in his back had to be placed on a stretcher and escorted into the courtroom by Police Officers.
He was not required to plead to the charge, which alleged that on October 5, 2019, at La Penitence, Georgetown, with intent to commit murder, he discharged a loaded firearm at Allen.
Lewis was represented by attorney-at-law Gordon Gilhuys who made an application for bail. The attorney argued that his client needs medical attention for his injuries and will not be able to receive such treatment if placed on remand.
Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield, however, objected based on nature, seriousness and penalty attached to the charge.
The Chief Magistrate remanded Lewis to prison until November 4, 2019.
Two weeks ago, 23-year-old Renard Caesar was also slapped with the same charge and was remanded to prison.
According to reports, Lewis is a part of a Cayenne-based Guyanese gang, operating in Linden, Region 10.
Allen is also a resident of Linden and reports indicate that there is an ongoing feud between two gangs.