Man remanded on four counts of attempted murder of police officers


Tribune Staff Reporter


A MAN on bail for two murders was sent to prison yesterday after he was accused of attempting to kill four police officers last week.

Assistant Chief Magistrate Subusola Swain charged Keno McKenzie, 28, with four counts of attempted murder.

McKenzie also faces seven counts of violation of bail conditions.

McKenzie was on release on two murder charges for the shooting deaths of 54-year-old Ferdinand Agenor and Daniel Sterling. The men were killed hours apart in Englerston on February 10, 2019.

While on release for these charges, the defendant breached his court-ordered curfew on April 10. McKenzie also allegedly breached curfew six times between April 11 and July 15.

According to initial reports, police officers responded to reports of gunfire around Miami Street early in the morning of September 20. McKenzie is accused of opening fire in the direction of ASP Melanie Allen, Inspector Rico Brown, PC Clifford Bain and PC Arnold Taylor, causing them to duck for cover behind their police truck.

While McKenzie pleaded guilty to one curfew breach on April 10, he pleaded not guilty to the remaining six bail-related charges.

Man remanded on four counts of The accused was not required to enter a plea for the attempted murder charges as they will be transferred to the higher court through a voluntary bill of indictment (VBI).

Given the nature of the old and new charges against him, McKenzie was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services.

His VBI is set for service on December 1.

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