Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Man shot dead by police in Morvant

File photo

File photo

A man who allegedly pointed a firearm at police officers was shot and killed on Sunday morning. 

According to police reports, around 2 am on Sunday morning, officers of the Inter-Agency Task Force were on patrol along Cipriani Avenue, Second Caledonia, when they observed an unidentified man who was 'acting in a suspicious manner'.

The officers stopped their vehicle and called out to the individual, however, he turned around and ran into a nearby building.

The officers gave chase.

Police said when the officers caught up with the assailant he had a firearm in his hand which he allegedly pointed at the lawmen.

In keeping with the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) use of force policy police engaged the suspect and shot at him.

He was hit several times and was rushed to the Port of Spain General Hospital, however, he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police said a 9mm pistol was seized at the scene of the shooting.

More on this as it becomes available.

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