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Policeman granted bail after reportedly shooting two partygoers

Published:Tuesday | June 2, 2015 | 6:25 AM

A police constable charged with shooting and wounding with intent has been granted bail by the Mandeville Resident Magistrate's court.

According to a statement from the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOMConstable Wrenick Lawrence was arrested, charged and placed before the courts for shooting with intent and wounding with intention Wednesday, May 27, 2015.

The arrest arose from an investigation into the shooting injuries of two civilians that occurred at ‘Just Be Nice Lawn’, Mile Gully in Manchester on Friday April 18.

Reports are that Constable Lawrence was a patron at a party in the company of another officer when he had an altercation with a patron. 

According to eye witness accounts an argument developed between the patron at the party.

An attempt was reportedly made by the officer accompanying Lawrence to quell the dispute. 

However, Lawrence reportedly pulled his firearm and fired several shots hitting two persons who allegedly were not involved in the altercation.

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