‘Robocop’s son wounded during confrontation with police

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‘Robocop’s son wounded during confrontation with police

An Enterprise, Chaguanas man was shot and wounded during a confrontation at Dass Branch Trace, Enterprise on Thursday.

The injured man has been identified as Kerron Alexis, the son of Selwyn “Robocop” Alexis.

Reports state that Alexis was taken to the Chaguanas Health District Health Facility and his medical condition is listed as serious.

According to an official police report, three officers were on enquiries in the Enterprise area when they “observed a heavily dark tinted white Toyota Axio registration number PDB 1200 proceed out of Kenny Cyrus Street and proceeded north on to Southern Main Road.”

The police engaged the swivel lights and siren in attempts to stop the vehicle. The vehicle turned on to Dass Branch Trace and came to a stop. The officers alighted from the vehicle and announced their presence. The driver, who was later identified as Kerron Alexis lowered the driver window. Two other occupants were observed seated in the rear of the vehicle.

One officer reported that while interviewing an occupant, he lowered in his seat and raised with a black metal object with a rectangular piece projecting from the bottom

The officer “formed an opinion” and shout “GUN, GUN”.

The officer reported that he believed that his life was in immediate and imminent danger and in keeping with the use of force policy discharged several rounds from his TTPS issued firearm. The vehicle then drove a short distance away before coming to a stop. The officers took the occupants out of the vehicle and rendered aid to the injured Alexis who was conveyed to the Chaguanas Health facility. The other occupants were identified as two 15-year-olds, of Enterprise.

They too were taken for medical treatment.

The police did not say if anything was found in the car.

On April 25th, Alexis’s younger brother, Umar Alexis, was shot at Bhagaloo Trace, Enterprise and died at the Chaguanas District Health Facility.

Another brother, Colin Alexis, was also murdered in July 2021.
Their father, Selwyn, was shot dead at his car-wash business in July 2016.