Attempted murder charge made

On Thursday 10 September Summary Court saw the first appearance of Barrington Roy Williams 20, who is charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting that occurred on 1 August, behind the Nevlaw Building on Shedden Road.

An American citizen was said to have been injured in the incident, which is thought to have taken place at roughly 4:25am, when the 911 communications centre received a call saying that shots had been fired and a man had an injury to his hand.

Police and medics responded and the individual was taken to the hospital with no-life-threatening wounds.

In Thursday’s proceedings, Williams’ Attorney Lloyd Samson, said he wanted to fix a date for a preliminary inquiry and asked for disclosure of the evidence from the Crown, which he said he understood to be along the lines of identification, as he would be applying for bail for his client, who is on remand, as soon as it was possible to do so.

Another mention date was then set by Magistrate Margaret Ramsay-Hale for 15 September.

It was noted by the court that Williams has a current probation order, as well as fines and restitution to be paid in relation to other charges.