A TEENAGER was granted bail after he appeared in court over the weekend charged in connection with a shooting incident on the northside of the city.
Adam O’Dwyer, aged 18, of Abbeyview, Island Road is accused of possession of a double-barrelled shotgun with intent to endanger life at http://www.limerickleader.ie/news/local-news/limerick-teen-suspected-over-shooting-incident-1-6698651 Park, Moyross on April 15, last.
It is alleged the defendant discharged two shots at a group of young men from the back-seat of a car, which travelled to the area from Corbally.
Two men sustained pellet wounds in the incident and one of them, whose aged in his early 20s, was treated at University Hospital Limerick for non life-threatening injuries.
During a special sitting of Limerick District Court, Detective Garda Enda Haugh said the defendant, who was arrested on Friday morning, made no reply when he was formally charged at Mayorstone garda station.
Opposing a bail application, made by Laurence Goucher BL, Detective Garda Haugh said the defendant made “full and frank” admissions during interview and he told the court he was concerned he would commit further crimes if released.
He said a file is being prepared of the Director of Public Prosecutions in relation to the incident but that he expects the matter will proceed on indictment at the circuit court.
Accepting that the charge is serious, Mr Goucher said his client, who lives at home with his parents is “not likely to abscond” if released and he said his parents were willing to lodge a cash surety with the court.
Noting this, Judge Mary Larkin said she was willing to grant bail subject to a number of strict conditions.
Mr O’Dwyer’s father, Mark, was approved as an independent surety and his son was released after he lodged €1,500 in cash with the court.
The defendant must live at his home address and obey a nightly curfew between now and his next court appearance.
He was ordered to sign on daily at Henry Street garda station and he must stay away from the Moyross area and any potential witnesses in the case.
Judge Larkin also ordered that he supply gardai with a mobile phone number and that he keep the phone “charged, in credit and turned on” at all times.
Sergeant Cathal O’Neill requested an adjournment of the matter until June 17, next to facilitate the completion of the garda file.
Separately, a second man who was also arrested on Friday was released without charge.