Albouystown man charged for discharging a loaded firearm


Andrew Ridley, 29, of  Sussex Street Albouystown, Georgetown was on Thursday charged for discharging a loaded firearm with intent.

The man appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court where he pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Ridley was subsequently remanded to prison until August 10, 2022.

Ridley is accused of committing the offence on 26-year-old Terrence Basteani of Albouystown, Georgetown on July 10 at about 06:45hrs at School Street, Albouystown.

Basteani was reportedly at a stall at School Street, Albouystown, making a purchase, when the suspect approached from behind on a bicycle and started to threaten him.

Ridley subsequently whipped out a silver gun from the waist of his pants and allegedly fired several gunshots in the victim’s direction, who was running away at that point. The victim did not receive any injury.

Ridley was subsequently apprehended by police ranks on July 11, 2022.

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