Man charged with assault after failed robbery

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Man charged with assault after failed robbery

Sunday, October 18, 2020

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — One of two men have been arrested and charged with assault at common law after a failed robbery along Half-Way-Tree Road in St Andrew on Wednesday, August 19.

He has been identified as 23-year-old Travis Davis of John Street in the parish. He was also charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.

The police said about 10:50 pm, the complainants were having a conversation when two armed men pounced upon them and demanded money.

A licensed firearm holder reportedly saw what was happening and opened fire, hitting Davis who was then taken to hospital where he was admitted under police guard.

A Smith and Wesson 9mm pistol along with 11 rounds of ammunition was handed over to the police after the incident.

The police said the accused was charged after a question and answer session. He is to answer to the charges in court at a later date.

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