Morvant Man Shot by Police

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A 33-YEAR-OLD man from Morvant shot by police is in stable condition at the Port of Spain General Hospital. 

A pistol was also recovered by officers after the police-involved shooting in Morvant on Friday night. 

Police reported that around 11.15 pm, they went to execute a search warrant at Lezama Trace, Morvant.

Two of the officers were on the northern side of the premises when they observed a man dressed in dark-coloured clothing running in their direction, allegedly holding a firearm.  

One of the officers shouted at the man to stop.  

However, the man raised his hand and allegedly pointed the firearm in the officers’ direction.

In keeping with the TTPS Use of Force Policy, the officer fired in the direction of the threat, a release from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) stated on Saturday.  The man fell backwards and allegedly threw the firearm to the side of a track with a galvanised fence.

The officers observed he was wounded and he was taken to the hospital for medical attention.  

A search was conducted and one pistol fitted with a magazine was allegedly recovered.  

Enquiries are continuing. 


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