The man who shot a police officer and a security guard at Nepean Hospital in 2016 has been found not guilty on the grounds of mental illness.
Michael de Guzman was charged with ‘shooting with intent to murder’, ‘discharging a firearm with intent to resist arrest’ and ‘detaining for advantage’ over the January 2016 incident. In total he was facing 11 charges.
Senior Constable Luke Warburton was shot in the incident and faced a long journey to recovery.
Security guard Barry Jennings was also shot, suffering leg injuries.
While there had been no dispute over de Guzman having a mental illness, the prosecution argued he was responsible for his actions because he had been using the drug ‘ice’.