The police confirmed that Kirk Hobson, alias “Scotty”, presented himself to the Basseterre Police Station about 15 minutes before 6:00pm on Saturday 2nd June, minutes ahead of his (6:00pm) deadline to surrender, or face the effects of a major security sweep, in search of him.
The police Public Relations Department said that the ultimatum to surrender or else, was issued directly by the Commissioner of Police, Mr C G Walwyn, whilst in flight on his return to the Federation.
“Immediately upon his arrival strategic, meetings were held and at approximately 5:45 pm Kirk Hobson presented himself to the Basseterre Police Station,” said the police release.
Hobson was considered by all Law enforcement Officials to be ARMED AND DANGEROUS and they suggested strongly to the general public that anyone having any information regarding his whereabouts should contact The Police Headquarters at 465-2241 or The Police Station of easiest means to them.
He was being sought in relation to the most recent shooting, when on Friday 1st June, 2012 at about 9:00pm, two gunmen armed with firearms attacked persons who were at Damian Weekes shop at Haynes Smith village.
As a result three persons received gun -shot wounds namely, Damian Weekes, Dion Holloman and Vernal Chumney. All three persons were admitted to the JNF General Hospital and are receiving medical treatment. Medical reports suggest that all three persons wounded are currently in stable condition at the Surgical Ward.
Police advised the general public that it is a criminal offence to aid, abet, relieve, comfort or in any other way assist KirK Hobson in evading efforts of Law enforcement to bring him to Justice. Hobson therefore elected to surrender himself to police.
The Commissioner of Police Mr C G Walwyn said he was pleased with the support of the media given to his organisation and he was also thankful for the help of the immediate family and to the community at large, for their support and efforts made in the investigation thus far.
“Commissioner Walwyn has notified the relevant law enforcement agencies of Kirk Hobson’s arrival at the Basseterre Police Station, but however wishes to notify the public that a high level of vigilance will be maintained as investigations into the two most recent shootings continue,” ended the release.
Police continue to urge the public to apply the concepts of community policing and neighbourhood watch, as they pursue their mandate to ensure that the security, safety, peace and tranquillity of the Federation are maintained.