Latest Jamaica News, Montego Bay (McKoy’s News): Twenty-eight-year-old Junior Nelson, otherwise called “Theo” a music manager of Cherry Gardens, St Andrew, who was shot and injured after he reportedly pointed a firearm at a plainclothes police officer in Montego Bay, St James, on Tuesday, September 10, was charged by the St James police on Wednesday.
Nelson has been charged with Illegal possession of firearm and ammunition, and assault at common law
Reports by the police are that on Tuesday morning, the police officer and a group of female friends were standing at the intersection of Corniche Avenue and Jimmy Cliff Boulevard, in Montego Bay, when an argument developed between one of the female and Nelson who was driving his motor car along the road.
It is further reported that he brandished a firearm, pointed it at the police officer and threatened him. The officer pulled his service weapon and fired one shot hitting Nelson to the regions of his arm.
Nelson sped away and the officer jumped into his private vehicle, and gave chase. He caught up with Nelson at a section of downtown Montego Bay and drove the injured man in his own vehicle to Cornwall Regional Hospital.
A search of the vehicle led to the seizure of a Glock 22 pistol, with a magazine containing eight rounds.
Following the incident, the police were unable to confirm if Nelson was a licensed firearm holder.
He is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.