Men freed in Carnival shooting case

| 20/06/2014

(CNS): Two men who had been charged with attempted murder, possession of an unlicensed firearm and the unlawful use of a firearm during the Batabano Carnival this year were released by the court on Friday when the crown offered no evidence against the men as the complainant has refused to testify. Todd Bowen and Daniel Bennett were discharged Friday but were warned that should the person who was shot at, but uninjured, reconsidered his decision not to come to court or if any other new evidence came to light the men could be re-arrested.

Although police recovered a bullet from a tree at the scene in George Town following the shooting during the carnival in May when the streets were full of people, a firearm recovered from Bowen’s home was found to be a licensed weapon belonging to a family member. The local authorities have not stated whether or not the bullet found in the tree was a match for the seized weapon.

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