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Psychiatric report deems man in Half-Way Tree shooting fit to plead

Published:Wednesday | October 1, 2014 | 1:02 PM

A psychiatric report has deemed, Kevin Dunchie, the man who allegedly disarmed a policeman in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew and shot two people last month fit to plead before the court.

Dunchie is charged with illegal possession of a firearm, shooting with intent, assault at common law and larceny.

The matter has now been set for mention on October 14, and a trial date is to be set.

The court has asked Peter Champagnie to represent Dunchie.

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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