Crime — 28 February 2014 — by Rowland A. Parks

A Belize City man who allegedly shot another man in his neck was remanded to prison after he was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Ann Marie Smith on Tuesday.

Police charged Stephan Anderson, 23, a laborer and resident of 7 Ebony Street, with attempted murder, use of deadly means of harm and dangerous harm for the February 23 shooting, which left Andrew Augustine, 21, suffering from a gunshot wound to his neck.

Anderson could not be granted bail because of the nature of the offenses for which he is charged. Also, no plea was required from him, since the charge of attempted murder is an indictable offence. He was therefore remanded into custody until his next court appearance date, April 15.

Augustine reported to police that he was walking on Jasmine Street when the gunman rode up to him on a bicycle, pulled out a handgun and fired one shot, hitting him in the neck.

Augustine was rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, where doctors were able to treat his wound successfully.

A police investigation of the incident led to Anderson’s arrest.

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