A Handyman of Kings Avenue, Richmond Park, Kingston 10 has been charged with Wounding with Intent, Larceny from the Person, Possession of Prohibited Weapon and Unauthorized Possession of Ammunition following an incident along Maxfield Avenue, Kingston on Tuesday, January 09.

He is 25-year-old Levon Blackstock, otherwise called ‘Shane’ of Kings Avenue, Richmond Park, Kingston 10.

Reports from the Halfway Tree Police are that about 03:27 p.m., two officers were on duty, prosecuting a motorist, when one of the officers was pounced upon by Blackstock. He relieved him of his service pistol and used it to open gunfire at the officer’s colleague, who returned fire in self-defense.

Blackstock managed to escape, and the constable was assisted to the hospital, where he was treated and released.

On Wednesday, January 16 about 6:00 p.m., Blackstock was accosted by the police, and the service Glock pistol with a magazine containing five 9mm cartridges was recovered. Blackstock was then arrested and subsequently charged on Thursday, February 02.

His court date is being finalised.