35 year old man appears in court for shooting at off duty police officers

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 13:00

Kerwin Wilson appeared in the Scarborough Magistrates Court today for shooting with intent at two off-duty police officers on August 30th, 2017. The following is a statement by the TTPS:

A 35-year-old Calder Hall man, who shot at two off-duty police officers, in Lambeau, Tobago, on August 30th, 2017, appeared before a Scarborough Magistrate on Friday 8th September, 2017, after being arrested and charged with shooting with intent. 

KERWIN WILSON, a labourer, of Virgil Alley, Calder Hall, also faced charges of possession of firearm and possession of ammunition to endanger life, when he appeared before Magistrate Lucina Cardinas-Ragoonanan, in the Scarborough Magistrates’ Court.

Bail was set at $150,000 and the matter adjourned to Thursday 5th October, 2017. W/Supt. (Ag.) Shirley Stanley-Caruth had just completed personal business on August 30th, 2017, and was seated in her vehicle in the company of another officer, PC Larry Daniel, when a man alighted from a white Tiida and shots were heard. PC Daniel drew his licenced firearm and returned fire, forcing the assailant to reenter the Tiida motorcar, 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 W/Sgt. Alicia Piggott of the Scarborough CID, on Monday 4th September, 2017.

The search continues for two other suspects who were believed to have been injured in the incident.