Security guard disarmed, shot after asking man to sanitiseSaturday, June 12, 2021
HANOVER, Jamaica — The police have arrested a man who allegedly disarmed a security guard, then used the weapon to shoot him during a brawl after being asked to sanitise outside a supermarket in Hanover last year.
The accused, 38-year-old Randale McFarlane, otherwise called 'Blacks', of Elgin Town Lucea in the parish, was yesterday charged with wounding with intent, unlawful wounding and illegal possession of firearm.
McFarlane was implicated in the November 7, 2020 incident in which he reportedly entered the establishment and was stopped by the security guard and asked to sanitise.
It is alleged that McFarlane refused but the guard insisted, and a tussle ensued, during which McFarlane managed to disarm the security of his firearm and used it to fire a shot hitting him on his little finger.
The incident happened about 2:20 pm.
A passer-by, who reportedly saw what was happening, intervened and managed to retrieve the firearm from McFarlane who made good his escape.
The police said the security guard was assisted to the hospital where he was treated and released.
A Glock pistol with a magazine containing 16 rounds of ammunition was handed over to the police.
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