A Special Reserve Police (SRP) Officer is alleged to have shot one of four suspects during a home invasion at his residence in San Fernando on Saturday night.
The incident occurred around 10.30pm when four men, one armed with a firearm and another a knife, entered the living room and announced a hold up.
They demanded that all four occupants of the home lie on the floor. They proceeded to rob the victims of cellphones, jewellery, and a laptop.
The officer was then taken to a bedroom where the suspects demanded that he open a safe.
He was unable to do so which angered the suspect who then proceeded toward the family of the officer who were in the living room.
Fearful for his family’s safety, the officer was able to retrieve his personal firearm from the bedroom and fired in the direction of the suspects.
One suspect was injured while the three others escaped on foot.
Officers from the Southern Division, CID Operations and Southern Division Task Force responded and the injured suspect was taken to the San Fernando General Hospital where he is reported to be in a critical condition.