Wednesday 13 December, 2017

Three bandits killed in police shootout identified

The three men who were killed on Tuesday in a shootout with police have been identified.

The deceased are Lance Clarke of Jackman Trace, Cunupia; Jamall Morgan of Griffith Road, Chin Chin, Cunupia; and Simeon Antoine of Hassarath Road, Cunupiua.

The deceased are all said to be in their mid-20s.

They were identified by their relatives on Tuesday.

An autopsy performed today at the forensic science centre in St James confirmed that the three died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.

According to police reports, at about 5:00 pm on Tuesday, police received a call about a robbery at a woodworking building along Soogrim Trace, Cunupia.

When they arrived, police accosted three men who were attempting to escape.

A chase ensued and an exchange of gunfire soon followed along Egypt Trace.

Three of the suspects were shot and taken to the Chaguanas District Hospital where they were pronounced dead on arrival.

More on this as it becomes available.