Businessman arrested for gun-toting after road march

April 25, 2017

Incidents involving the unlawful use of firearms were captured on video during the recent staging of Carnival Sunday as some revellers apparently had too much alcohol, and at least one person was arrested and charged with gun-toting.

Information reaching THE STAR is that businessman Zachary Reid, 29, has been charged with illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition, as well as assault.

This comes after he was apprehended by the police, who also disarmed him following an incident in which he was caught on video pointing his licensed firearm at several motorists after leaving an event on West Kings House Road in St Andrew.

THE STAR also obtained a photo of what appeared to be Reid, handcuffed, and lying in a pool of blood.

Reid's attorney, Tom Tavares-Finson, told our news team that he is trying to secure a court date at the earliest possible time for his client.

According to Tavares-Finson, following the incident, Reid was taken to the University Hospital of the West Indies where he was treated and then jailed.

In another gun-related incident on Sunday that was caught on video, a man fired five shots in the air at Heineken Rio and sent patrons ducking for cover.

Our news team also saw a policeman in the same nine-second amateur video making a hasty retreat from the area where the shots rang out.

THE STAR did not confirm if the man seen with the gun was a licensed firearm holder or if anyone was hurt in the incident.

Efforts to speak with commanding officer for the St Andrew Central Police Division SSP Maurice Robinson proved futile. Several calls to his cell phone went unanswered.

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