A St. George’s teenager is facing four (4) indictable gun-related charges in connection with a shooting incident that left a 32-year-old Mont Toute man hospitalised and nursing several injuries to the upper part of his body.
19-year-old Beausejour resident Hakim Mc Queen is charged with Attempt to Commit Non-Capital Murder, Possession of a Fire Arm, Possession of an Unknown Quantity of Ammunition and Assault with a Deadly Instrument to Wit a Fire Arm.
Mc Queen appeared unrepresented last week Wednesday before the St. George’s No. 1 Magistrate’s Court in front of Chief Magistrate Her Honour Tamara Gill who read the indictable charges to him.
THE NEW TODAY understands that the accused, who is no stranger to the court, was arrested and charged for the serious offences last week Tuesday, in connection with the shooting incident, which occurred on May 10 around 1.00 a.m in Mont Toute in Grand Anse, St. George.
The victim received injuries to his left elbow, left forearm, upper right side of the abdomen and lower right side of the hip.
When the matter came up in court, the victim was said to be in critical condition at the St. George’s General Hospital.
This was one of the main reasons why the Police Prosecution objected to bail for the attempted murder suspect, who has 7 previous convictions, including 1 for Grievous Harm dating back to 2016.
The Police Prosecution, which was led by Police Corporal (PC) 764 Boris George, also objected to bail on grounds that the fire arm in question is at large and the 19-year-old also has a matter pending at the Carriacou Magistrate’s Court for being in possession of a controlled drug.
The Chief Magistrate took a decision to deny bail at this stage and remanded McQueen to the Richmond Hill Prison.
A total of 6 witnesses are listed to give evidence in support of the Police Prosecution’s case against the teenager, who is expecting his first child in the coming weeks.
The suspect was accompanied to the court hearing by his 17-year-old girlfriend and his father, who indicated that Attorney Francis Paul has been retained to assist him, but was unable to attend the sitting.
McQueen is due back in court on June 5.