Accused Kaeron Sylvian Moore and Shane Hakeem Omar Babb have denied any responsibility for the shooting which took place along Harrison’s Tenantry, St Lucy on September 30, 2018.
Moore, a resident of Stroud Bay and Babb who lives in Crab Hill are on trial before a nine-member jury along with co-accused Andre Omar Jackman also of Stroud Bay.
The three are accused of using an illegal firearm as well as unlawfully and recklessly engaging in conduct that placed Reshawn Greaves and Michael Abbott in danger of death or serious bodily harm.
Moore and Babb are also facing a charge of criminal damage.
On Tuesday Jackman gave an unsworn statement from the dock and today Babb and Moore followed suit.
Babb, who is represented by attorney-at-law Verla Depeiza said he was outside a shop along Crab Hill Main Road on September 30 “breezing and relaxing” with friends when someone said they could hear gunshots. A short while later he heard sirens in the distance.
Babb said he went home and the following day, October 1, he received a telephone call from a family member informing him that the police were looking for him.
He told the court, presided over by Justice Carlisle Greaves, that he went to the police station later that same day accompanied by his mother and was informed by a police officer that he would be arrested for the shooting.
“I told her I don’t know nothing about no shooting,” Babb said, adding that the officer did not question the people that he said he was with, nor was his residence searched. The accused disclosed that he was charged on October 4 for the offence, taken to court on October 5 and “they send me to prison. That is all I have to say.”
Moore, also said that he was nowhere near the shooting on that day and had a witness in court today to testify on his behalf.
The man told the jury “He was by my place. I can testify to that. He was by me at the time and I holding my ground.”
Asked whether he knew Moore’s name at the time, the defence witness responded: “Further down the road I get to know his name.”
Moore is represented by attorney Shadia Simpson while Jackman is represented by Michael Lashley Q.C. and associates.
The defence attorneys will continue putting their clients’ case to the jury tomorrow before the No. 3 Supreme Court.