Labourer arraigned for murder of taxi driver

Murder accused: Leroy Jones

Twenty-four-year-old Leroy Jones, a labourer, was on Tuesday arraigned for the murder of Osafo Pollard, who was gunned down at a birthday party in North East La Penitence, Georgetown.
Jones made his appearance before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts where he was not required to plead to the indictable charge. Police stated that between February 2 and 3, 2021, at North East La Penitence, Georgetown, he murdered Osafo Pollard.
He was, however, remanded to prison and will make his next court appearance on March 2, 2021.

Murdered: Osafo Pollard

Pollard, a father of two, of Lot 44 James Street, West La Penitence, Georgetown, was shot and killed during a birthday celebration.
It was reported that persons who were at the celebration heard a loud explosion similar to that of a gunshot and started to run from the scene.
However, after the commotion, Pollard was found lying in a pool of blood on the ground with a gunshot wound to his head. He was picked up and taken to Georgetown Public Hospital, where he died while receiving medical treatment.
Police have since recovered one .32 spent shell and one warhead from the scene. Several persons were questioned, and Closed-Circuit TV (CCTV) cameras in the area were reviewed by Police.