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Attempted VG shooter confesses in court

Brandon Riley being escorted from court on September 3.

Brandon Riley, the man accused of attempting to shoot another man but his gun jammed has confessed to the crime.

The 27-year-old United States citizen and resident of Virgin Gorda had initially pleaded not guilty but changed his plea to guilty when he appeared before Magistrate Giselle Jackman-Lumy last week.

He pleaded guilty to the unlawful use of a firearm, possession of an offensive weapon, using threatening language, using insulting language, and three counts of common assault.

What happened

The first set of reported incidents took place on July 6 in the Valley, Virgin Gorda, the court heard.

It is reported that Riley saw the complainant at a bar and pulled the chair that he was sitting on from underneath him.

Several days later on July 28, Riley kneed the same man in the leg twice while they were in a barbershop.

On August 6 at the White House Bar, Riley reportedly confronted the complainant and said: “You want to go to the police but I’m going to shoot you tonight.”

Riley also called him a ‘punk’ and a ‘p****y’, the court was told.

He reportedly pulled what is believed to be a ‘real gun’ and pointed the weapon at the complainant. He then cranked the gun twice and pulled the trigger, however, no bullets came out.

The matter was later reported to police and Riley was arrested and charged on August 31.

The gun is still at large, the court heard.

He is currently on remand and is scheduled to return to court on November 28 for sentencing.

Attorney Patrick Thompson is representing the confessed offender.

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  1. duck1951 says:

    sounds like a real bad egg with quite an attitude . needs slammer time to cool down.

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  2. haha says:

    Really…. the news site is so misleading

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  3. Well says:

    He had enough time to marinate and realize what he did. Well, he have 3 squares and cot free of charge, how bad can that be.

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  4. Moesha says:

    He think he is in the USA where he can say anything he wants to insulting people and calling them names like his commander in chief lol

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  5. Stay bless says:

    Young f— playing bad. I must say he did the right thing and admit his wrongdoings.

    I hope when he is released from prison he come out with more common sense.

    • He's a Bully says:

      These punks think they are some bad*ss bosses. Let them up the Ghut and watch them shrink. He’s nothing more than a common b—-, with no r—–t for himself or others. He will find the community has no r—— for him either.

  6. Curious says:

    So where did all this started from cant be a man just see a man and doing him all this,something must stir up from somewhere

  7. Natural order says:

    Wow no bullets came out. If the situation was to happen to someone else… he would see what hands can do. And have time to think about his life while being beat.

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