Zachary Reid Slapped with Gun Charges following Alleged Drunken Stupor


Popular Corporate Area businessman, Zachary Reid, is to appear in the Gun Court on May 9.

Reid is the Chief Executive Officer and chef at Grosvenor Cafe on Grosvenor Terrace in Kingston 8. He’s facing gun and assault charges. Allegations are that Reid left a Carnival Party in the Corporate Area last evening.

The 29-year old businessman is accused of brandishing a licensed firearm and pointing it in the direction of motorists on West Kings House Road in St. Andrew.

The police were called.

Reid was arrested after he fell during a scuffle with policemen. He was hospitalized last night for injuries he received during the fight. He’s been charged with illegal possession of a firearm and resisting a lawful arrest.

It’s suspected that Mr. Reid may have been under the influence of alcohol.

A video of a man said to be Reid dancing and waving a firearm in the direction of motor vehicles on West Kings House Road is now making the rounds on WhatsApp.

Nationwide News understands that the businessman has retained the prominent attorney, Tom Tavares Finson, to represent him.

Reid has been granted bail on the charge of resisting arrest. It’s not immediately clear whether he remains in custody on the gun charge. Reid’s arrest and charge have set tongues wagging on social media and in Upper St. Andrew.

This as people are speculating what may have led the businessman to wave his firearm at random persons on the street.

In 2013, Reid and his cafe were featured in newspapers in Jamaica as among the outstanding newcomers to the popular annual event, Restaurant Week.

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Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.