Two Aurora men are in jail after a domestic altercation led to a shooting.Authorities responded to a residence on Hanover Avenue in Aurora after receiving a report of a domestic fight with a firearm on Friday.Zachary Murray, 24, told an Aurora Police Officer that he had retrieved a handgun and rifle in response to a disagreement and fight earlier in the evening, police said.“Zachary Murray and his half-brother Joshua Sigmon, struggled over the rifle,” Aurora Acting Chief Joshua Daugherty said in a release. “During the struggle, Zachary suffered a gunshot would to his right thigh.”Murray was treated and released from Dearborn County Hospital and later booked into the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center. He is facing three felony charges including Intimidation with a Deadly Weapon, Criminal Recklessness with a Deadly Weapon and Pointing a Firearm.“Search Warrants were obtained and numerous items of evidence were recovered from inside the residence,” Daugherty indicated.Police later apprehended Patrick Murray, the owner of the residence. He was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia, both Class A Misdemeanors and Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Class D Felony.
Twenty-three-year-old Alston Pierce appeared before Acting Chief Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus on Tuesday slapped with a counterfeit possession charge.Pierce, of Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara, denied the accusations which stated that on January 26, 2019, at Stabroek Market Square, he had a quantity of counterfeit $5000 bills amounting to $325,000.The counterfeit $5000 notesDefence Attorney Eusi Anderson in a bail application informed the court that his client was convicted for a petty offence when he was a teenager and ever since he was released from the Juvenile Holding Centre he was never convicted again.However, Police Prosecutor Adunni Innis did not oppose bail being granted but asked that conditions be attached.As such, the young technician was ordered to lodge his passport and report to the Brickdam Police Station on a weekly basis until completion of the matter.He was released on $200,000 bail and the matter was adjourned for February 18, 2019.It was reported that the young man was arrested on Saturday last following an intelligence-led operation by members of the Guyana Police Force.