Man appears in court in Southside Road shooting

Ashley Fitzpatrick
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James Halleran, 21, appeared in provincial court in St. John’s Friday to face charges of aggravated assault, robbery and breach of probation. The charges stem from an incident last week on Southside Road in St. John’s that sent a man to hospital with serious injuries. — Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram

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.

Geographic location: Southside Road

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