Thursday 23 May, 2019

Update: Maturita man killed in shootout with police

A shootout between police officers and criminal elements in Carapichaima on Wednesday morning has left one man dead.

The identity of the deceased has been confirmed as Kendell Garcia, alias "Sausage", of two known addresses - one in Maturita Village and one in Valencia. 

According to reports, around 4:30 am this morning, officers from the Central Division went to a house along Orange Field Road, Carapichaima to execute a search warrant.

As the officers surrounded the home, Garcia and one other man reportedly ran out the front door.

The officers heard several loud explosions and, fearful for their own lives, took cover and returned fire.

In the aftermath, Garcia was seen bleeding from multiple injuries about his body.

The other man escaped the scene.

The wounded man was rushed to the Chaguanas District Health Facility but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Two men and a woman who were inside the house at the time of the shootout were detained.

A quantity of marijuana was also allegedly seized.

More on this as it becomes available.

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