One man was killed in an alleged police-involved shooting in Maraval on Thursday night, during a police exercise.
The victim has been identified as 34-year-old Billy Toussaint (alias Gagamel and Buju), of Latin Trace, Cameron Hill, Maraval.
According to a police report, at about 11.30 pm, police went in search of a man who was wanted for murder.
Investigators acted on information received, which alleged that the suspect and a group of men were all armed with firearms and assembled at Cameron Hill. Upon arrival, police saw the group under a mango tree.
The party of officers approached with the intent to apprehend the men. Reports are that the police officers were fired upon by them, and returned fire, in accordance with the TTPS use of force policy.
Toussaint, a member of the group, suffered gunshot wounds and was taken to the St James Infirmary where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The other men escaped.
Police said a 9 mm pistol was recovered at the scene.
Another man, of Cameron Hill in Maraval, was arrested with a revolver and two rounds of .38 ammunition as part of the ongoing exercise.