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Man In Court Over Public Park Shooting

By RASHAD ROLLE

Tribune Staff Reporter

rrolle@tribunemedia.net

A 23-year-old man was arrainged in the Magistrates Court Friday in connection with a shooting incident at a public park off Baillou Hill Tuesday night that left one man dead and five people injured.

Meko Edgecombe of Park Close appeared before Magistrate Constance Delancy.

Six charges were made against him.

It is alleged that he unlawfully killed Mekenes Polard and attempted to kill Chilico Knowles, David Fernander, Lawrence Farrington, Javaughn Charlton and Sharariah Newton.

The incident allegedly took place shortly after 9pm in the Sunshine Park area.

Meko was not required to enter a plea and is slated to return to court on May 31st to be served with a voluntary bill of indictment.

At times during Friday's arraignment he expressed confusion over the nature of the charges, although he eventually said he understood them.

He told the magistrate he is a vegetarian, and she said she would make note of that.

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