Suspect shot after home invasion, attempted robbery in San Fernando
Police said a suspect was shot after a Special Reserve Police (SRP) Officer defended himself and his family against intruders during a home invasion and attempted robbery.
The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) said in a statement that the officer was at his home with his family in San Fernando last night when the incident occurred.
The TTPS said around 10.30 pm last night, four men, one armed with a firearm and another with a knife, entered his home via the living room and announced a hold-up.
The attackers then forced all four occupants of the home to lie on the floor, then proceeded to take call phones, jewellery and a laptop, the report said.
The TTPS said the suspects that took the officer to a bedroom and demanded he open a safe.
However, he was unable to do so which angered the suspect, who then proceeded toward the officer's family in the living room.
Fearful for his family’s safety, the officer was able to retrieve his personal firearm from the bedroom and fired in the direction of the suspects.
The TTPS said one suspect was injured while the three others escaped on foot.
Officers from the Southern Division, CID Operations and Southern Division Task Force responded and the injured suspect was taken to the San Fernando General Hospital where he is reported to be in a critical condition.
The TTPS said investigations are ongoing.