A man who was shot and injured during a police-involved shooting in Big Yard, Carenage, two weeks ago, has appeared in court to face three charges, among them shooting at the police.
Dequan Dyall, who walked in on crutches, was brought to the Port-of-Spain Magistrate's Court along with Christian Eve.
Both men were charged with shooting at three police officers with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm, possession of a firearm and ammunition to endanger life and possession of a firearm and ammunition without a valid Firearm Users Licence on May 3.
The shooting incident, which is the subject of a Police Complaints Authority investigation, lead to the death of three people including 14-year-old Mucurapo West Secondary School student Naomi Nelson.
Dyall and Eve were denied bail when they appeared before Magistrate Sarah De Silva in the 4B courtroom, as the prosecution argued the pair were likely to flee if released.
The two men were represented by attorney Seana Baboolal.
During the hearing, the prosecution was not able to present the evidence exhibits, which included the guns the men were accused of holding, as the police claimed that several "parallel" investigations were taking place.
The magistrate, however, requested that exhibits be presented to the court, when the matter next comes up for hearing on May 23.
The shooting incident saw a total of 6 people including police officer Ricardo Peltier being injured after alleged criminals and police engaged in a shootout in Big Yard.
The incident sparked outrage in the community, with residents challenging Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith's claim that Nelson was killed by a criminal's bullet.
- Peter Christopher