Saturday 4 July, 2020

Off-duty cop kills gun wielding robbers

Two men were killed by an off-duty police officer during an attempted robbery this morning in Arima. 

The two deceased have yet to be identified. 

From initial reports, the men came to Sookana Bar along the Arima Old Road at about 1.45am, where they confronted a group of people.  

They pulled out firearms and announced a hold up.  

However, among the group of 'victims' was an off-duty police officer who drew his licensed firearm and confronted the bandits. 

There was an exchange of gunfire between the two parties, during which the two suspects were fatally shot. 

A Penal woman was also injured in the crossfire. She was rushed for medical treatment and is currently warded at the Arima District Health Facility.  

Her injuries are not believed to be life threatening. 

Investigations are continuing. 

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