Man shot by police on Abaco charged with assaulting officers

A man, who was shot by police in Abaco on July 19, has been charged.

Emmanuel Jean, 35, of Dundas Town, pleaded not guilty to charges of assault with a dangerous instrument at his arraignment before Magistrate Algernon Allen Jr.

Prosecutors allege that Jean assaulted two police officers with a grey Chevy Cobalt while on the Ernest Dean Highway.

According to initial police reports, Jean allegedly tried to evade a police traffic checkpoint, which resulted in a pursuit.

Jean allegedly ran from his car and the officers opened fire and shot Jean in his buttocks after they allegedly saw him reach for an object.

Jean was airlifted to New Providence for medical care and was brought before a magistrate on the island after his release from hospital.

However, Jean’s trial will be held before Magistrate Ancella Evans in Abaco.

He was granted $5,000 bail and his next court date is September 10.

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Artesia Davis

Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.

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