Linden contractor who shot Police Sergeant now facing murder charge
Fawaz McRae, the Linden contractor who was initially charged with attempting to murder Police Sergeant Jermain Semple was on Wednesday remanded to prison on a murder charge.
McRae, 27, of Central Amelia’s Ward, Linden appeared before Magistrate Wanda Fortune at the Linden Magistrate’s Court where the attempted murder charge was withdrawn and a murder charge was instituted against him.
McRae was not required to plea and bail was refused. He was remanded to prison until April 14.
Semple was shot twice including to his head during the incident which took place on Sunday, March 12.
He succumbed to his injuries on March 17.
The shooting unfolded at Crown and Anchor Grill and Bar, Amelia’s Ward, Linden.
Reports indicated that Semple, his brother and McRae were imbibing at the bar when a fight started between the Police Sergeant and his brother.
McRae tried to part them but a fight started between him and Semple.
As a result, the suspect allegedly whipped out his licensed firearm and discharged two rounds in the victim’s direction.
Semple was rushed to the Linden Hospital Complex. He was later transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he remained in a critical condition until his demise.