Thursday 1 October, 2020

Son of prison escapee shot dead in Enterprise

The son of Allan “Scanny” Martin is dead.

"Scanny" is known for escaping the Port of Spain Prison in July 2015, along with Christopher ‘Monster’ Selby and Hassan Atwell.

The deceased, who was also named Allan Martin AKA “AJ” was shot dead during a confrontation with an off duty police officer around 11 pm on Saturday in Enterprise.

Martin, police have been told, is about 18-years-old.

According to police reports, around 11 pm on Saturday, the officer was driving his Nissan X-Trail in the company of a female friend, when he had cause to pull the car to a stop along Amow Street, Enterprise.

It was said that as he brought the car to a stop, another vehicle pulled up behind him.

The officer saw two men hurriedly exit the car – one of whom appeared to have a firearm in his hand.

A third individual remained seated behind the driver’s wheel of the vehicle.

As the two men approached his car, the officer secured his licensed firearm.

When the armed assailant challenged the officer by pointing the firearm at him, the lawman, in turn, shot at the suspects.

One of the men – AJ –  was hit multiple times, while it is believed that the armed man was also injured in the incident.

He dropped the firearm while fleeing the scene on foot.

The driver of the getaway car sped away during the gunshots.

Neither the officer nor his friend was injured in the incident.

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