The Trinidad Guardian / A Marabella man who was shot by police after he allegedly drew a gun at them is in serious condition at hospital. The 25-year-old man, of Battoo Avenue, was shot once in the chest and three times in his legs.
Police said the man had a Glock 17 pistol loaded with 13 rounds of ammunition, a magazine with nine rounds of ammunition and a quantity of marijuana in his possession.
The incident occurred around 5 pm on Saturday when officers, including PCs Ramlal, De Freitas and Figaro, were on an exercise at Ramsamooj Street, Marabella, and saw the suspect who ran into a track when spotted. The police chased after him, he was held, but began to struggle. As the officers tried to subdue him they said he pulled out the gun from his waist. The officers became fearful for their lives and shot him.
The man is under police guard at the San Fernando General Hospital. Upon his release, he is expected to be charged with possession of a firearm and marijuana possession as well as assault. (SW)