Security guard charged for manslaughter in “accidental” shooting death case

Security guard charged for manslaughter in “accidental” shooting death case

A 20-year-old security guard who was on duty at a car dealership back in March when his firearm went off accidentally, resulting in the shooting death of 18-year-old Jared Jagnandan, has been charged for manslaughter.

The accused, Deandrell Semple of West Coast Berbice, appeared in Court this morning to face the manslaughter charge. He was not required to enter a plea during his appearance before Magistrate Fabayo Azore. The accused was granted bail in the sum of $1 million. He has also been ordered by the Court to surrender his passport.

An earlier police report of the incident stated that on the afternoon of March 21, 2024 at Shaf Auto Sales in Lusignan, the security guard was standing a short distance away from the 18-year-old, who worked at the Auto Sales company, when his gun suddenly went off.

The teenage worker, Jared Jagnandan, fell to the ground and a wound was noticed on his body. He was rushed to the Woodlands Hospital, where he died while being treated.

The dead youth’s family members have been pushing for a thorough probe, and have threatened a civil lawsuit against the security company that employed the 20-year-old as an armed guard, and the auto sales company where their son worked.

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