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Suspect in Cop’s Murder, Killed in Shootout with Police

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VALENCIA – A suspect in the murder of a police officer has been killed in a shootout with police in Valencia on Friday.

Reports stated that Michael Thomas was killed after he shot at officers from inside a house at Valencia around 7 p.m. on Friday.

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He was wanted in connection with the murder of PC Nicholas Victor who was killed on Christmas Eve while off-du­ty and per­form­ing a pri­vate se­cu­ri­ty job at Rain­bow Su­per­mar­ket in Kel­ly Vil­lage, Ca­roni.

Po­lice Com­mis­sion­er Gary Grif­fith co­or­di­nat­ed the op­er­a­tion with the Special Operations Team (SORT) head­ed by Sgt Mark Her­nan­dez.

Thomas was wounded after the shootout and taken to the Arima District Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police sources said they recovered Vic­tor’s firearm which was stolen af­ter he was killed.

Vic­tor was the third po­lice of­fi­cer to be shot and killed over the last two months fol­low­ing the mur­ders of Cor­po­ral Fox and Sargeant Roger Williams.

Po­lice said they were search­ing for two oth­er sus­pects want­ed for Vic­tor’s killing.

 

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