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Braemar shooter did NOT owe maintenance, says lawyer

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braemar-shooting.jpgPeter Champagnie, the lawyer for Andrew Woolery, the licensed firearm holder who shot a security guard during an altercation at Braemar Estate in St Andrew recently is angry about a "vicious rumour" being circulated about non-payment of maintenance fees by his client.

He vowed to aggressively pursue those who have been spreading the 'rumours' via social media.

"It has come to our attention that there are person or persons on social media who have been circulating a lie that Mr Woolery had owed maintenance (on his apartments) for years, and this is not true," said Champagnie.

"We intend to take action against these defamatory statements, because it has caused Mr Woolery a lot of discomfort as he is in real estate and this is a vicious rumour that is being communicated via social media, and people need to desist from doing so," the attorney added.

Meanwhile, Wollery was questioned by investigators from the Half-Way Tree Police Station on Monday about the hooting incident which went viral after it was captured on video.

The video footage shows Woolery engaged in a heated discussion with KingAlarm security officers about leaving the property, before being attacked from behind by a man in civilian clothing, who is said to be a security guard at the complex.

A struggle ensued between the two men, with other personnel entering the fray, and a shot was subsequently fired, hitting the supposed plainclothes security guard in the neck. The injured man was rushed to the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), where he was admitted in a stable condition.

The King Alarm security officers who were present at the scene have since been pulled from duty.

The attorney is quoted as saying that his client generally in good spirits, with lacerations from being forcefully shoved to the ground having not been to a significant degree, but he has been "complaining of pains in the back and in the head".

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