Man charged after firearm seized by security guard
A Taurus 9mm pistol

A man has been charged with breaches of the Firearms Act after a security guard seized his illegal firearm on Marcus Garvey Drive on Tuesday, December 13.

Charged is 39-year-old Dave Tyrell of Ellington Road, Bridgeport in St Catherine.

Tyrell was charged with possession of a prohibited weapon and unauthorised possession of ammunition after a Taurus 9mm pistol with a magazine containing seventeen 9mm rounds of ammunition was taken from him by a security guard.

Reports are that about 5:30 pm, the security guard, who was on duty, noticed Tyrell with a firearm and made enquiries. Tyrell could not produce a firearm license or permit, so the security guard confiscated the weapon and summoned the police.

On arrival of the lawmen, the firearm and ammunition were handed over. However, Tyrell could not be found.

On Wednesday, December 21, he turned himself in to the police accompanied by his attorney. He was subsequently charged after an interview was conducted.

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