A 31-year-old man was killed yesterday in a police-involved shooting.
According to police reports, at 11:48 pm, on June 18th officers of the North Eastern Division Task Force proceeded to the Percy Street, La Canoa Road, Santa Cruz area to execute a search warrant for firearms and ammunition at the home of a known offender.
Upon arrival at the three-storey complex, officers surrounded and secured the premises, before entering the building to execute the warrant. As officers entered the residence of the suspect, he pointed a gun in the direction of the officers, who became fearful for their lives. The officers, in keeping with the TTPS’ Use of Force Policy, opened fire on the suspect, hitting him several times about the body. He was immediately rushed to the Eric Williams Medical Science Complex, Mt. Hope, where he succumbed to his injuries while undergoing emergency treatment. One Tangfoglio 9mm pistol together with a magazine and ammunition were recovered near the victim.