CCTV used in shoot­ing court case

Casino man ac­cused of at­tempted mur­der near pop­u­lar club

The Northern Star - - NEWS - HAMISH BROOME hamish.broome@north­ern­

CCTV footage will be used in a brief of ev­i­dence in the case against a Casino man ac­cused of an at­tempted shoot­ing mur­der near the Casino RSM Club in Septem­ber.

Paul Har­ris was shot in the left shoul­der by the oc­cu­pant of a white sedan while he was walk­ing on Can­ter­bury St near the in­ter­sec­tion with Walker St, about 11pm on Satur­day Septem­ber 1.

Har­ris was rushed to Lis­more Base Hos­pi­tal for treat­ment.

Po­lice launched an in­ves­ti­ga­tion and the fol­low­ing day they ar­rested James Robert Rawl­ings, 34, at Tab­u­lam.

Rawl­ings is charged with shoot­ing with in­tent to mur­der, dis­charg­ing a firearm with in­tent to cause griev­ous bod­ily harm, fir­ing a gun in a pub­lic place, and weapons charges.

He re­mains be­hind bars and ap­peared in Lis­more Lo­cal Court when the mat­ter was men­tioned on Tues­day.

Ap­pear­ing as agent for Rawl­ings’ lawyers, so­lic­i­tor Jim Fug­gle told the court there had been “non-com­pli­ance” with a ser­vice or­der for the brief of ev­i­dence.

Po­lice pros­e­cu­tor Brett Gradis­nik agreed that was the case, say­ing he had re­ceived a de­tailed email from the of­fi­cer in charge re­quest­ing a six week ad­journ­ment.

“Is any­thing hold­ing up the brief ?” Mag­is­trate David Heilpern asked.

Sgt Gradis­nik said there was CCTV footage out­stand­ing as well as a bal­lis­tics foren­sic ex­am­i­na­tion and said po­lice were also try­ing to track down a wit­ness.

Mag­is­trate Heilpern agreed to ad­journ the mat­ter un­til De­cem­ber 4, to re­turn to Lis­more Lo­cal Court for men­tion.

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