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Friday 15 December 2017
Crime and Court

CJ’s shot friend discharged from hospital

Chief Justice Ivor Archie. PHOTO BY SUREASH CHOLAI.

Dillian Johnson, said to be a friend of Chief Justice Ivor Archie, was discharged yesterday from the San Fernando General Hospital a day after he was shot near his Gasparillo home.

Police said that a gunman, pretending to be interested in locating a mechanic, on Sunday night shot Johnson at his Springland home. Johnson has been in the news lately over allegations that people within the Judiciary were being influenced to use security arrangements provided by his company.

According to police, at about 9.30 pm on Sunday, Johnson was sitting on a chair in front of his home when a man approached saying he was looking for a “good mechanic.” Police said the man whipped out a gun and fired several shots at Johnson who ran. Residents heard eight shots.

Johnson, a Project Superintendent at the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA), was shot in the right hand. The gunman ran off. Johnson was taken to Hospital where he was kept overnight for observation and discharged yesterday.

When Newsday visited Johnson’s home, it was tightly shut and no one answered our calls. Investigations are continuing.

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