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Mandeville cop gets $500,000 bail on shooting charges

Published:Monday | June 1, 2015 | 6:38 PM

A police constable attached to Mandeville Police Station is to return to court on July 1 on charges of shooting with intent and wounding with intent.

Constable Wrenick Lawrence was on Wednesday arrested and charged for shooting with intent and wounding with intent.

He was granted bail in the sum of $500,000 with one or two sureties.

Lawrence has also been ordered to surrender his travel documents; and stop orders placed on him at all ports of exit.

The policeman was charged following investigations into the early morning shooting of two civilians at the ‘Just Be Nice Lawn’, in Mile Gully, Manchester on Friday April 18, 2015.

Lawrence had reported that he and another cop were patrons at the party when he had an altercation with a patron. 

It was reported other patrons got involved and attacked Lawrence when he pulled his weapon and fired.

However, eye-witness accounts conflicted with that of Lawrence.

They despite attempts by Lawrence's colleagues to calm him down during an argument, the accused pulled his firearm and fired several shots hitting two persons who were not involved in the altercation.