Man on bail for murder in court on gun charge


Tribune Staff Reporter


A MAN on bail for murder was brought before the chief magistrate yesterday on a new firearm charge.

Mario Brown, 32, faced Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt on charges of possession of an unlicenced firearm and possession of ammunition.

Wendawn Miller-Frazer represents Brown.

Police obtained a warrant and searched the defendant’s residence on Baltic Avenue on May 18 at 2.30pm. Officers uncovered a black Taurus 9mm pistol. He also allegedly had 12 unfired rounds of 9mm ammunition.

Brown pleaded not guilty to both charges. Prosecutor ASP Davis objected to the accused’s bail, citing his bail for a pending murder charge related to his alleged involvement in the death of Jamaal Kemp on February 10, 2019. The prosecutor also noted the defendant had a prior firearm conviction.

Magistrate Lennox Coleby will consider Brown’s bail during his status hearing on May 25.

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