Chanderpaul shooting incident
Lawyers to decide on course of action by tomorrow
August 8, 1999
LAWYERS in the Shivnarine Chanderpaul seawall shooting incident, where a policeman was allegedly shot by the West Indies cricketer, have until tomorrow to decide on a course of action.
Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Mr. Denis Hanomansingh last week said he has advised the attorneys for both parties that he "will hold the files until Monday, for them to decide whether a settlement is possible...if not, charges will have to be instituted".
The Guyanese/West Indian batting star was implicated in the incident which occurred on the Georgetown seawall on June 9 last.
He is alleged to have shot a policeman on the left hand between the thumb and index finger.
Reports state that Chanderpaul and a teenaged school-girl [please note: link provided by LOSP web site] were in his four-four vehicle on the seawall when the shooting took place.
It was suggested that Chanderpaul, a licensed firearm holder, mistook a group of cops for bandits after lights were directed at his vehicle, and allegedly fired at them.
The cricketer is said to have sped away from the scene after the shooting, with the cops firing a round in the direction of the vehicle.
Chanderpaul was subsequently apprehended in a road block the police had set up outside the Sparendaam Police Station, East Coast Demerara.
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