A 21-year-old arrested Thursday in connection with an Oct. 26 incident on Southside Road was brought into St. John’s provincial court Friday.
James Shawn Halleran is charged with: aggravated assault, robbery, unlawfully discharging a firearm with intent to cause injury or endanger life and breaching a probation order.
He was brought into court shortly after 2 p.m., wrapping his arms around his head in an attempt to avoid the cameras. He was emotional, crying as he left the courtroom.
He is expected to speak to a psychiatrist while he is held over the weekend.
Halleran will have a chance to speak to the charges against him when his case is called again Monday for a bail hearing.
The charges against him stem from an alleged assault that resulted in a 40-year-old man being sent to hospital with gunshot and stab wounds.
A 17-year-old youth was arrested and charged in connection with the matter. The name of the youth cannot be released.