Accused: Suspected gunman Quincy Brangman is in court today accused of attempting to kill Nathan Darrell. Mr. Brangman is pictured here outside the court earlier this year. *File photo
Accused: Suspected gunman Quincy Brangman is in court today accused of attempting to kill Nathan Darrell. Mr. Brangman is pictured here outside the court earlier this year. *File photo
MONDAY, DEC. 6, 2PM UPDATE: A Sandys man rode up to the side of a car and shot the driver three times at close range, a Supreme Court jury heard today.

Quincy Brangman, 32, of Cook’s Hill Road is charged with attempting to cause the death of Nathan Darrell and using a firearm to commit an indictable offense.

Mr. Darrell, 23, was shot in the neck, chest and thigh.

Mr. Brangman’s trial began this morning.

The alleged shooting took place on February 13 this year.

In her opening speech, Crown counsel Kirsty-Ann Kiellor told the jury Mr. Darrell was sitting in his car near his home texting a female friend when a motorcycle approached his car.

“Nathan Darrell had been out socializing with friends and then drove home in his friend’s car.

“He pulls up where he lives and he’s on his own in the vehicle texting and talking to a lady friend on the phone.

“While he sat in the vehicle, he notices a motorbike pulls up to him and he sees this single rider look at him and then move on.

“Nathan Darrell is concerned about this event and he moves further into the close where he lives.”

Ms Kiellor said Mr. Darrell remained in the car at this time.

“A few minutes later, he notices a male with a helmet next to the driver’s window of the car. When he looked up, he saw this rider and he was then shot at this time, which struck him in the neck.

“He attempted to leave the vehicle. During the course of that, two further shots were fired striking him in the chest and the left thigh.”

The jury heard the victim then got out of the car and ran up a nearby embankment.

Ms Kiellor told the court the shooter then drove away on the bike.

Mr. Darrell managed to get to his home where he received assistance from his aunt and cousin and was taken to hospital.

The prosecutor said Mr. Darrell recognised the shooter and will tell the court that it was Mr. Brangman.

She said he has known the defendant for sometime.

Charles Richardson and Craig Attridge represent Mr. Brangman while Maria Sofianos joins Ms Kiellor for the Crown.

Puisne Judge Carlisle Greaves is presiding.