Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Female officer shot in Malabar

An off-duty female officer attached to the Adjuant SRP Office located at Riverside Plaza, Port of Spain, was shot in Malabar on Saturday night.

She has been identified as 31-year-old Jewel Wharton-Prescott of Arima.

According to reports, around 10:20 pm, the officer was driving a white Corolla in the company of 36-year-old Ayanna Mc Eachnie-Attle.

They were proceeding east along Lennox Yearwood Carriageway in the vicinity of Bellbird Avenue, Malabar when a vehicle pulled alongside and the occupants opened fire.

The officer was shot in the abdomen and left hand while her friend was shot in the right leg.

The victims were rushed to the Arima Health Facility where they were treated and then transferred to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex.

Wharton- Prescott is the second officer to be shot over a 12-hour period.

A police officer assigned to the North Eastern Division Emergency Response Patrol was shot during a robbery in the Pinto district on Saturday morning.

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