Two men were arrested – one for possession of firearm and ammunition and the other on enquires as it relates to shooting in the Morvant district.
The exercise was conducted by officers of the Major Operation Unit and Maloney Crime Patrol unit in the Maloney, La Horquetta and Cumuto districts yesterday.
The exercise supervised by Cpl Gordon, and conducted by PCs Hannaway and Bartholomew.
According to police reports, during the exercise, officers proceeded to the Fourth Floor of Building 13 in Maloney Gardens to conduct investigations with respect to a shooting incident. When they arrived, they saw a man run into an apartment and close the door behind him.
The officers pursued the suspect who ran down the railings unto a second floor. He then pointed his firearm at one of the officers, who drew his firearm in accordance with the TTPS “Use of Force” policy.
The suspect ran away and threw his firearm in a busy area. He was pursued and caught and one Beretta nine millimetre pistol and five rounds of nine millimetre ammunition and 126 grams of marijuana were recovered.
While on this exercise, the officers received information and proceeded to Building 16 Maloney Gardens and in a bushy area under a blue barrel, the officers recovered a Smith and Wesson .38 revolver with two rounds of .38 ammunition.