By Sue-Ann Wayow
A MAN who was wanted for murder was shot and killed by police officers on Thursday morning after he attacked an officer.
Police reported that at 3.30am, persons from Homicide Region 2 led by acting Cpl Jones and officers from the Multi-Operational Police Section (MOPS) were on enquiries along Wharf Trace, Maracas St Joseph, when they approached premises at Wharf Trace.
PC Persad of MOPS, was attacked by the suspect, Ricardo Ramsumair, 31, receiving a chop to the hand.
Ramsumair was wanted for the murder of Douglas Ellie in St Augustine on October 19, 2020.
A member of the MOPS team fired one round 5.56 ammunition in the direction of the suspect from his rifle. Ramsumair was wounded and he and PC Persad were taken for medical attention at Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (Mt Hope Hospital), where Ramsumair was pronounced dead.
Senior officers visited the scene and investigations are continuing.
Injured after thieves tried to steal celery
Police also reported that two persons were injured after five masked men attempted to steal their celery crop.
Police stated that around 10pm on Wednesday, Ramoutar Jaikaran, 48 and Rita Latchman, 52, were at a makeshift galvanize shed in their garden located off Samaroo Road, Aranguez, when they were awakened by the men.
Jaikaran confronted the men and a scuffle ensued.
One of the suspects who was armed with a firearm shot Jaikaran in his stomach.
Latchman attempted to hide under a bed while one of the suspects kept chopping the galvanize in the shed from the outside with what appeared to be a cutlass. She was wounded behind the neck.
They were then conveyed to Mt Hope Hospital by emergency response officers.
Both Jaikaran and Latchman are listed in stable conditions.
Woman succumbs to vehicle injuries
And police reported that around 7.20 pm on Wednesday, a driver from St Helena was driving his white Nissan X-trail proceeding west along Caroni South Bank Road when on reaching in the vicinity of KVS Supermarket he felt an impact on the left side of his vehicle.
He stopped, made checks and observed an East Indian woman wearing dark clothing lying on the roadway with a wound to the back of her head. She was identified as Surajdeo Durant, 54, from the Caroni South Bank Road. She was taken to the Mt Hope Hospital for treatment where she succumbed to her injuries on Thursday morning.