One of the men who allegedly attempted to carry out a daring execution-style killing on ex-cop Teon Allen, known as “Spoil Child”, at East La Penitence, Georgetown was on Tuesday slapped with an attempted murder charge and arraigned at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
Renard Caesar of Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and was not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that on October 5, 2019, at the East La Penitence Market, with intent to commit murder, he discharged rounds at Allen.
The 23-year-old man was represented by Attorney-at-Law Gordon Gilhuys, who in a bail application, informed the court that his client was shown a video before he came to court alleging that he was the perpetrator. The lawyer further stated his client was then informed of the attempted murder charge.
Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers told the court that on October 5 around 13:00h, Allen was at the East La Penitence Market purchasing vegetables when Caesar and two others exited a car and started to shoot in his direction.
The court heard that Allen ran and sought cover, and the men made good their escape.
The matter was reported to the Police and following an investigation, a wanted bulletin was issued by the Guyana Police Force (GPF) for Caesar, who later turned himself in at the Mackenzie Police Station.
The Prosecutor further objected to bail being granted on the grounds of the serious nature of the offence and the penalty the charge attracts.
The Chief Magistrate remanded Caesar to prison and the case was scheduled to continue on October 31, 2019.
According to a vendor, she saw the man, who was running away from the gunmen, whip out a handgun and return fire.
The vendors in the area where the shooting occurred had told Guyana Times that it happened in a flash.