Saturday 23 March, 2019

Bail granted to Tobago man accused of shooting at two police officers

A 35-year-old Tobago man, accused of shooting at two off duty police officers in Lambeau, Tobago on August 30, was granted bail to the sum of $150,000.

Kerwin Wilson, a Labourer of Virgil Alley, Calder Hall, appeared before Scarborough Magistrate Lucina Cardinas-Ragoonanan on Friday, September 8, to answer to the charges of shooting with intent. Wilson also faced charges of possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition to endanger life.

The matter was adjourned to October 5.

Woman Police Constable (WPC) Shirley Stanley-Caruth had just completed personal business on August 30 and was seated in her vehicle with Police Constable Larry Daniel, when a man exited a white Tiida and shots were heard.

PC Daniel drew his licensed firearm and returned fire, forcing the assailant to reenter the vehicle which then sped off. The two officers were unharmed in the incident.

The vehicle was later found abandoned along Tank Road, Signal Hill, with bullet holes and evidence of blood stains on the right rear passenger floor mat.

Wilson was charged by Woman Sergeant Alicia Piggott of the Scarborough CID, on Monday, September 4. The search continues for two other suspects who were believed to have been injured in the incident.

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