Man charged for assaulting police officer

The St Michael man, who was shot by a lawman on Saturday, has himself been charged for unlawfully assaulting a police officer.

Shanniel Marshall, 22, of Block 7c Country Towers, Country Road reportedly committed the crime whilst at 2nd Ave Richmond Road, St. Michael.

Marshall was shot in the buttocks, reportedly after pointing a gun at the policeman.

He eluded a police search but was detained at the QEH where he went for treatment.

25 Responses to Man charged for assaulting police officer

  1. Eddie Smith
    Eddie Smith August 4, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    How does a man running away (since he got shot in his buttocks) represent a threat or cause you to fear for your life? We are now repeating a lot if the crap that’s going on in the US. All you have to say is you feared for your life and it’s a justified shooting?

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    • Maria Leclair Rose Dasilva
      Maria Leclair Rose Dasilva August 4, 2014 at 1:37 pm

      Takes only seconds for an armed man to point a gun at a police officer, for the officer to return fire at which time the armed man turns and runs.

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    • Maria Leclair Rose Dasilva
      Maria Leclair Rose Dasilva August 4, 2014 at 1:37 pm

      Takes only seconds for an armed man to point a gun at a police officer, for the officer to return fire at which time the armed man turns and runs.

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    • Sanderson Rowe August 4, 2014 at 5:20 pm

      Good question. A British Soldier in Northern Ireland was charged and jailed for shooting dead, an occupant of a car after it had crashed through a road block. The trial judge said that the threat was removed when the car got past. However, the soldier would have been within his right if the shooting had taken place as the car approached.

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    • Maria Leclair Rose Dasilva
      Maria Leclair Rose Dasilva August 4, 2014 at 6:31 pm

      Vidhuttama, how do you know what the officers state of mind was at the time of the incident? How do you know what any offers state of mind was at any other incident for that matter? If you do, I am most certainly interested in knowing!

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    • Ashantia Howard
      Ashantia Howard August 4, 2014 at 6:36 pm

      shoot all them criminals down flat

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    • Maria Leclair Rose Dasilva
      Maria Leclair Rose Dasilva August 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm

      The very people who complain in regards to the crime rate being high and out of control are the very ones who seem to like protecting the criminals while they attack their police officers.

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    • Julie Leenders
      Julie Leenders August 5, 2014 at 1:54 pm

      I agree Eddie it’s just so wrong

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    • Eddie Smith
      Eddie Smith August 5, 2014 at 7:01 pm

      Especially for those who want to insult based on a person’s education, alma mater or perceived social standing society is governed by a set of laws. All MUST follow including the police. You cannot reasonably claim you were threatened if the person’s back is turned to you. Even if you had felt threatened the moment that person turns and runs away the threat is no longer there and there is no justification for discharging your firearm at that person. In addition, there’s no human alive who can turn sufficiently quickly after a weapon has been discharged to be then hit in the butt with the shot so discharged. None of what I have said here including my earlier posts may reasonably be taken to suggest that I support criminal activities. However, when people, including the police begin to act in such a rash manner eventually the innocent will suffer, along with the guilty. Which one of us wants to be on the receiving end or to have a family member taken from us like this?

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  2. Addison Cortlandt
    Addison Cortlandt August 4, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    It’s true…

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  3. Mhizz Forever Bless
    Mhizz Forever Bless August 4, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Hmmmm

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  4. Mhizz Forever Bless
    Mhizz Forever Bless August 4, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Hmmmm

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  5. Eddie Smith
    Eddie Smith August 4, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    @ Maria Leclair Rose Dasilva clearly this was not the case here unless we’re dealing with Superman. He got shot in his BUTT so clearly he was not facing the officer when the shot was fired. He was already running away

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    • Maria Leclair Rose Dasilva
      Maria Leclair Rose Dasilva August 4, 2014 at 2:18 pm

      In my opinion it is possibly the case. As I said it takes only a second for a gun to be pointing at a person at which time the person turns around as the gun discharges and hits the person.

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    • Dexter Squires
      Dexter Squires August 4, 2014 at 3:36 pm

      she is a clown….how a man that was running assault a police?..the police say them saw him then he ran n turn n point a gun at dem so them shoot at him correct…he still ran a getway..how on earth he assault the police?….barbados police force got bare clowns…acting just like the USA police etc..

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    • Dexter Squires
      Dexter Squires August 4, 2014 at 3:39 pm

      oyea plus the police had on plain shirt n pants,the guy bonds to ran cause a man get kill out dey days ago..he anit know who dem was…plus de clown police dont say POLICE STOP…THEM DOES JUMP OUT THE CAR OR JEEP N START SHOOTING.

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    • Maria Leclair Rose Dasilva
      Maria Leclair Rose Dasilva August 4, 2014 at 5:36 pm

      Get your head out of the sand…take your blinders off and you will discover who the real clown is Dexter!

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    • Ashantia Howard
      Ashantia Howard August 4, 2014 at 6:35 pm

      he should have been shot in the head

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  6. Wizzie Sealy-inniss
    Wizzie Sealy-inniss August 4, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    The Law had to do what seem right in the heat of the moment, These people with these illegal guns are a threat to Police and to the nation. From the time any one has an illegal fire arm they are a threat. From the time anyone release their fire arm at the law it is deem a threat to the police and to the Community. My concern isn’t whether he was running away or not, my concern is that that when these guys fire at the Police we the civilian don’t stand a chance.

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  7. Wizzie Sealy-inniss
    Wizzie Sealy-inniss August 4, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    The Law had to do what seem right in the heat of the moment, These people with these illegal guns are a threat to Police and to the nation. From the time any one has an illegal fire arm they are a threat. From the time anyone release their fire arm at the law it is deem a threat to the police and to the Community. My concern isn’t whether he was running away or not, my concern is that that when these guys fire at the Police we the civilian don’t stand a chance.

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  8. Ashantia Howard
    Ashantia Howard August 4, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    good

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  9. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce August 4, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Mark Norgrove, you don’t have to live in Barbados to have an opinion.

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  10. Renaldo Techfourless Scott
    Renaldo Techfourless Scott August 5, 2014 at 12:06 am

    was a gun ever found or retrieved?

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  11. Dwayne Jordan August 5, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Where is the gun the police claimed he had and was he charged for a gun? These stories by the police does sound so simple and suspicious.

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  12. Rickie Nurse August 6, 2014 at 6:34 am

    There is a Latin maxim (saying) ignorantia juris non excusat meaning; ignorance of the law excuses no one, or ignorance of the law is not an excuse. This is legal in every law court all over the world.

    Clearly some of the comments that i’ve seen show a lack of knowledge about criminal law and the police rights to use the necessary force required.

    Threatening language or gestures is an assault to all military and para-military (police officers) personell and it does not require the physical touching of the person e.g the mere folding of the fist in an attempt to hit an officer who is executing an arrest without
    following through with the punch, is an assault on that officer.

    The common idea that a person running away from an officer is no longer a threat to the officer is nonsense especially where the use of a firearm is involve.

    There are known and documented instances where the accused persons were running from the police and still giving fire to the police. Because that fleeing person does not have to be looking at the officers, but rather just holding they hand behind them in the general direction of the officer and keep on squeezing the trigger.

    That in itself is a clear public endangerment where an innocent person can be injured from a stray bullet or worse, killed. The police officer therefore has all justification to return fire as it is necessary.

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