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Man Charged with Montell Heights Shooting

The alleged shooter behind the mass shooting in Montell Heights, on June 30, was on Tuesday charged with 11 counts of firearm related charges. 

The shooting which took place on Ethel Street, Montell Heights early Sunday morning, left 17 people injured. 

According to a police report, 14 persons were shot – 10 of the victims were women and four minors.  The youngest police said was a 10-year-old.  Police also confirmed that there were no fatalities. 

The 26-year-old male, Jeremiah Andrews, also known as Jeremiah Forbes, of Kendal Avenue, appeared before Magistrate Derence Rolle-Davis and was charged with 11 counts of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. 

It is alleged that on the date in question, Andrews, being concerned with another, did have in his possession a 9 mm pistol, with intent of endangering the life of 11 people contrary to section 33 of the Firearms Act. 

Andrews, pleaded not guilty to all counts and was denied bail. However, the Magistrate informed him that he could apply for bail through the Supreme Court. 

Andrews was represented by attorney Krystal Rolle.

He was subsequently remanded to the Bahamas Department of Corrections until September 10, when he returns for a Voluntary Bill of Indictment, which will fast track his case to the Supreme Court. 

Written by Jones Bahamas

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