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 Police Kill Wanted Man at his Santa Cruz Home

Police Kill Wanted Man at his Santa Cruz Home

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POLICE have killed a man wanted for wanted for various firearm-related offences.

He was shot and killed by police after he reportedly pointed a gun at them at his home on Sunday.

Police were executing a warrant at the time.

A release of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) stated that around 3 am on Sunday a party of officers from the North Eastern Division Task Force, proceeded to the home of Shakeel Jameel Charles.

Police said he was a known offender with a history of violence, and had 11 charges for narcotics and firearm-related offences.

There was also a warrant for his arrest for other firearm-related offences.

The Police had a warrant to search the premises, located at Blackford Street Central Village, Santa Cruz, for arms and ammunition.

Upon arrival two officers proceeded to the rear of the premises to the area occupied by Charles.

Upon hearing a noise at the door, the suspect was seen near a toilet area holding a firearm in his right hand.

The officers identified themselves as police officers and ordered the suspect to drop the gun.

Charles pointed the gun in the direction of the officers, who on seeing the imminent threat to his life, and in keeping with the TTPS use of force policy, discharged four rounds of nine-millimetre ammunition from a service PM5 causing injury to the suspect.

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Charles was then taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mt Hope where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The officers took possession of the suspect’s gun, which upon examination was a Glock pistol fitted with a magazine and 16 rounds in the magazine and one in the chamber.

The scene was processed and photographed by officers of the Crime Scene Unit ASP Pariman is continuing enquiries.

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