Sunday 5 April, 2020

Man shot dead after confrontation with police

A 25-year-old man is dead following a confrontation with police on Tuesday morning.

The deceased has been identified as Pychius Regis of Windy Hill, Arouca.

According to police reports, around 1.30 am officers of the Northern Division Task Force (Area Central) were conducting a police operation in the area when they attempted to execute a search warrant at Regis’ home.

On entering the premises, the 25-year-old allegedly pulled out a firearm and shot at the officers.

Police drew their weapons and returned fire.

Regis was hit several times.

He was rushed to the Arima District Hospital, but was pronounced dead.

One Glock pistol with 16 rounds of 9mm ammunition, as well as a bulletproof vest with a regimental number attached, was recovered at Regis’ home.

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