Friday 10 July, 2020

55-y-o farmer shot after 'pointing gun at cops' checking on dispute

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A man who was shot and injured after allegedly pointing a firearm at the police when they responded to an incident at his home in Jeffrey Town, Gayle, St Mary on Friday, April 24, has been charged in relation to the incident.

He is 55-year-old farmer, David Williams.

He has been charged with illegal possession of firearm, illegal possession of ammunition and assault at common law.

Reports are that about 11.15 pm, a police team responded to reports of a disturbance at Williams’ home.

During the checks by the law enforcers, Williams allegedly pulled a firearm from his waistband and pointed it at the police team, resulting in him being shot.

A 9mm pistol and five 9mm rounds of ammunition were seized during the incident. 

Williams was admitted to a hospital under police guard for treatment for his injury, and was later charged with the offences.

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