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Policeman charged for fatal shooting at wake in Hanover gets $750,000 bail

Published:Wednesday | April 24, 2024 | 3:33 PM
Edwards is to return to court on June 4.

Police constable Mike Edwards has been granted $750,000 bail with one to two sureties in the case of the shooting death of a man at wake at a bar in Mount Pleasant, Hanover.

Edwards was placed before the Hanover Parish Court yesterday to answer a charge of murder contrary to common law.

The charge was a result of an investigation by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) and a ruling by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP).

Edwards was charged in relation to the March 26, 2023, police fatal shooting of 24-year-old Avado Samuels in Mount Pleasant, Hanover.

At the time of the incident, the deceased was attending a wake being held at a bar in the community when there was an altercation involving Samuels and police personnel.

Edwards is to return to court on June 4.

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