St Andrew restaurant manager Zacharay Reid who was caught on video during a carnival celebration in April 2017 waving his licensed firearm in the crowd has been freed of gun-related charges.
Reid was charged with illegal possession of firearm and assault at common law but the Crown offered no evidence against him when he appeared in the Gun Court in Kingston on Thursday (Oct 3).
The incident took place on West King’s House Road, St Andrew. A policeman was the sole witness called by the prosecution. The policeman testified that there was no virtual complainant because Reid was only waving his firearm and was not pointing it at anyone.
Following the policeman’s evidence, the prosecutors offered no evidence against Reid. Reid’s licence has been revoked by the Firearms Licensing Authority.
Queen’s Counsel Tom Tavares Finson and attorney-at-law Donahue Martin represented Reid.