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Judge orders psychiatric evaluation for man who disarmed Half-Way Tree cop

Published:Friday | August 29, 2014 | 12:52 PM

Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Justice Nicole Simmons has ordered a psychiatric evaluation of the man who allegedly disarmed a policeman in Half -Way-Tree, St Andrew and shot two people earlier this month.

The accused, Kevin Dunchie, appeared in the Gun Court yesterday on charges of illegal possession of a firearm, shooting with intent, assault at common law and larceny.

Justice Simmons also ordered that Dunchie receive legal aid assignment.

When questioned by Justice Simmons, Dunchie said during the incident, he was shot in both legs.

He said his father was a patient at the University Hospital of the West Indies and that he had a brother who was living in New York.

He further told the judge that he did not know of any other relative.

Dunchie was remanded and ordered to return to court on September 24.

It is reported that on Sunday August 3, a policeman was on duty in Half-Way Tree when he was disarmed by Dunchie.

The police say Dunchie used the gun to fire several shots, hitting two civilians.

An off-duty policeman intervened and opened fire hitting Dunchie.

The firearm was retrieved and Dunchie and the other two people taken to hospital.

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