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Man accused of shooting auxiliary policeman, two others

Man accused  of shooting auxiliary  policeman,  two others
Tyson Spencer


A 30-year-old who is alleged to have shot an auxiliary policeman and two other males at Heritage Square two Fridays ago, was denied bail yesterday after receiving attempted murder and wounding charges.

Tyson Spencer, a farmer from Green Hill, was brought to the Serious Offences Court on December 2 charged with three crimes in relation to a shooting incident which occurred just minutes before midnight on November 22.

The defendant who was not required to plea, was first charged with the attempted murder of Kurtlan Jack, a 23-year-old auxiliary police officer from Campden Park. The information indicated that Jack was shot in his abdomen and the side of his neck.

Spencer was further accused of unlawfully and maliciously wounding Dwayne Peters, a 32-year-old unemployed male and Deron Quashie, a 28-year-old male of Choppins. Peters was shot in the knee, and Quashie the left side of the abdomen.

All charges are indictable, and Spencer will be required to go through a preliminary inquiry at the lower court in order for the matters to be taken to trial at the High Court. If these matters go to the High Court, he will plea then.

Prosecutor Corlene Samuel objected to bail for the defendant, saying that two of the three persons who were shot are still in the hospital. Jack is still in critical condition. Samuel asked that bail be reviewed in two weeks.

Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne asked whether “critical condition” meant that he was at the Intensive Care Unit(ICU). The prosecutor replied in the affirmative.

Consequently, bail was denied by the Chief Magistrate, but it will be reviewed in one week, when there is expected to be a “more comprehensive” medical report.