Nuri Polanco, 27, an unemployed resident of 7005 Antelope Street Extension and his cousin, Kenroy Willoughby, 21, a carpenter of 75 Antelope Street, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann Marie Smith this morning and were remanded to prison after she arraigned them on a charge of aggravated assault with a firearm upon Jason Lamb.
They pleaded not guilty and were remanded to prison until their next court date on July 14, 2014.
The allegation against Polanco and Willoughby is that on Sunday, May 25, they committed an aggravated assault with a firearm upon Lamb, 23, a clerk and resident of 7020 Pelican Street Extension.
Lamb reported to police that on Sunday, he was attending a family dinner at an address on Antelope Street Extension when he got into an argument with Kenroy Willoughby.
According to Lamb, Willoughby pulled out a black handgun from the waist of his pants, telling him, “You will feel, if you don’t understand.”
In fear for his life, Lamb told police, he decided to leave the family dinner and went outside to his car.
But while he was outside, Lamb said, Willoughby handed the handgun to Polanco, who approached him.
Lamb decided to report the incident to police, and drove off to the station.
Kenroy Willoughby is the brother of Julian Willoughby, who was shot dead earlier this month when two dark-skinned men rode up on bicycles while he was socializing on Antelope Street Extension.
One of the men opened fire with a .9mm handgun, fatally injuring Willoughby, while five other persons, ranging in ages from 14 to 21, sustained various injuries.