Sunday 25 October, 2020

Man shot and killed by police during high-speed chase

A 30-year-old St Joseph man was killed during a police-involved shooting incident and high-speed chase on Friday.

According to a statement from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service on Saturday, officers were on mobile patrol around 4.10 pm, when they intercepted a white Nissan B-12 motor vehicle with a male driver in the San Juan district.

As one of the officers approached the vehicle, the driver allegedly shot at him.

According to the TTPS, the officer in accordance with the Use of Force Policy, discharged his service pistol in the direction of the gunman.

The vehicle then drove off and the officers gave chase.

As the vehicle proceeded west along the Eastern Main Road (EMR), officers of the North Eastern Division Task Force observed what was taking place and attempted to intercept the vehicle.

However, the vehicle reportedly accelerated in the direction of one of the officers, who shot at it in accordance with the Use of Force Policy.

The vehicle continued proceeding along the EMR at a high rate of speed, until it collided with another vehicle along 3rd Avenue and 1st Street, Barataria.

The suspect, who sustained gunshot wounds, was detained and taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex for treatment, where he later died.

He has since been identified as Anton Grant of Maracas, St Joseph.

Investigations are ongoing. 

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