Thursday 24 September, 2020

Man draws weapon on police; killed during confrontation

An unidentified man was killed yesterday during a confrontation with police in Morvant.  

The incident took place at a Chinese restaurant near the Morvant Police Station along Lady Young Avenue. 

Police said at about 3pm a man walked into the station and told officers that he had seen another man armed with a firearm at the restaurant. A team of officers responded and confronted the suspect. 

It was said that the man attempted to draw a weapon and point it at them, which resulted in the responding officers opening fire. 

The injured man was rushed to the Port of Spain General Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival. 

A firearm was recovered on the scene. 

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