Labourer charged for murder of Olato Sam

 killed at around 00:30 hrs on August 4.

At the time, Sam, 53, of South Ruimveldt Park Georgetown, was liming at the Gold Rush Bar with three of his friends.

Archer also has pending matters of illegal possession of firearm and ammunition and possession of narcotics for trafficking.

The trial into those matters commenced and continues on August 24.

The murder charge was laid against Archer following his discharge from the hospital where he was nursing a gunshot wound to his thigh.

Archer was shot on August 5 after he allegedly tried to open fire on ranks who were conducting surveillance in the area.

Following the incident, the ranks returned to the area and recovered a .32 pistol, without a serial number, and two rounds in the bushes where he was shot.