Saturday 11 July, 2020

Man killed during police operation in Morvant

Photo: Police said an assault rifle, fitted with a scope and spin barrel, was found and seized at the scene. Photo via police sources.

Photo: Police said an assault rifle, fitted with a scope and spin barrel, was found and seized at the scene. Photo via police sources.

One man was killed during a confrontation with officers on Thursday morning in Morvant.

Officers were at the scene up to 8.00 am on Thursday, according to police sources. 

Police identified the deceased as Nigel ‘Duffo’ Mayers.

According to initial information, a joint operation of officers from the North Eastern Division, as well as the Special Operations Response Team (SORT), received intelligence which led them to a home along Redwood  Street, Morvant, around 6.30 am.

The officers told police that they went with the intent of executing a search warrant for arms and ammunition.

However, they were allegedly greeted with gunfire upon arriving at the scene. The officers took cover and returned fire.

Upon entering the home a short time after, Mayers was found bleeding from multiple injuries. He later succumbed to his wounds.

Police said an assault rifle, fitted with a scope and spin barrel, were found and seized at the scene.

Mayers, Loop News was told, was known to investigators having been linked to several shootings, and was even a suspect in recent homicides.

More on this as it becomes available.

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