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Diego Martin Man in Court for Shooting at Police

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A 29-year-old Petit Valley man has been remanded in custody after being charged for shooting at the police.

Levi Joseph, of Second Street, Simeon Road, Petit Valley, appeared virtually on Friday in the Port-of-Spain Magistrates’ Court charged with three counts of shooting with intent, possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition, possession of a firearm to endanger life and possession of ammunition to endanger life.

He appeared before Magistrate Indar Jagroo to answer to the charges and was remanded in custody. The matter was adjourned to October 7.

The court heard that on Setember 11, 2020, during the hours of 8 pm and 1 am on September 12, 2020, an anti-crime exercise was conducted in the Western Division spearheaded by Supt Smith, Sgt Carmona and supervised by acting corporals Dominique and Edwards and included other members of the Western Division Task Force (WDTF).

Officers received information of a man armed with firearms along O’Donahue Extension, Covigne Road, Diego Martin. The officers proceeded to the location and while proceeding through a track off Cemetery Street, Diego Martin, observed a man holding a gun.

The man jumped a fence, stopped looked in the direction of the officers and pointed the firearm in their direction and fired, the officers returned fire in the direction of the suspect.

The suspect then climbed onto a roof of a nearby house where he dropped the object. The suspect then jumped off the roof into a track making his escape by running north along the track. A black and silver Smith and Wesson gun was discovered and secured.

On Sunday September 2020, Snr Supt Thompson launched an anti-crime exercise in the Western Division for the capture of the suspect, police said.

Sgt Carmona, acting Corporal Dominique and members of the WDTF acting on intelligence went to Tara Drive, Petit Valley, where Joseph was captured and arrested.

He was charged on September 17.

 

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