Thursday 29 October, 2020

Man killed in confrontation with police

A confrontation with police this morning following a robbery has led to the death of one man. 

The deceased has been identified as Zitari Newark of Mary Street, Couva. 

From initial information, at about 3:30am today police received a report of a robbery in the Couva district. A team of officers from the Central Division responded. 

Upon arriving at the scene, they observed four men near a silver Nissan motor vehicle who allegedly opened fire on the officers. 

The officers, in keeping with the use of force policy, returned fire on the suspects. 

Three men entered the vehicle which then sped away but Newark was found on the ground. A firearm and a quantity of ammunition, were found near him. 

He was rushed to the Chaguanas District Hospital but he succumbed to his wounds. 

A search was conducted for the other three men, however, they have yet to be found. 

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