A licensed firearm holder has been slapped with multiple gun charges following an incident which took place in St Catherine last Friday.

He’s 40-year-old March Chen, a technician from Old Harbour district in the parish.

Chen has been charged with wounding with intent, making use of a firearm to commit a felony and breaches of the terms and conditions of a firearm authorization.

Reports are that about 9pm on February 17, Chen got into an argument with a man at a bar.

Chen allegedly brandished his firearm, held the man by his throat and shot him in his face.

The man was rushed to the hospital where he received treatment.

Chen later turned himself in and his firearm was seized.

He was charged after a question and answer session in the presence of his attorney.

His court date is being finalised.