Park ranger fined for discharging his gun
Ian Banks was fined a thousand dollars for discharging a gun in public on Christmas Day. The incident happened on Oleander Street, not too far from the Mahogany Street Substation. He pled guilty to the charge when he appeared before the Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser yesterday. In his explanation to the judge, Banks said he did it because he was grieving the loss of his brother, Darren Banks, who was killed earlier in the year. Banks said he saw his nephew crying and he himself became overwhelmed with emotion, he reacted by firing the weapon in the back yard. It was Ian Banks’ first offence and so he was fined a thousand dollars, which he must fully pay by February. The park ranger, who works on Goff’s Caye, saw his weapon confiscated and whether he gets it back will be determined by the Commissioner of Police.