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Man Acquitted of Shooting at Off-Duty Officer

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A judge has directed a jury to acquit a man accused of shooting at an off-duty policeman during an attempted armed robbery. 

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A judge has directed a jury to acquit a man accused of shooting at an off-duty policeman during an attempted armed robbery. 

Justice Guillimina Archer-Minnis ruled that Valentino Ferguson didn’t have a case to answer to charges of attempted murder and attempted armed robbery.

Prosecutors alleged that around 2:30am on June 6, 2016, Ferguson and Dominique Rolle went to the police officer’s home in Winton Meadows with the intention of stealing parts from his Honda Accord.

While in the yard, the officer confronted the men and one of them allegedly shot at him:

He returned fire and shot Ferguson in the leg.

Rolle didn’t go to trial and was sentenced to two years as part of a plea deal.He pleaded guilty to the reduced charges of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and attempted stealing.

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