A 23-year-old man was wounded in a police-involved shooting incident today, after he ran into the La Brea Police Station after another man, who had gone there seeking help, and tried to attack him with a hayfork.
Police reports indicate that the victim ran into the charge room of the La Brea Police Station begging for help, at about 1:45 am on Friday.
WPC Cobham and Ag. Sgt Haynes were both on charge room sentry duties when a 42-year-old man from High Road in La Brea ran into the police station and begged for help telling the officers present, that someone was chasing him, threatening to kill him.
A few minutes later, the attacker stormed into the charge room, holding the hayfork aloft.
According to police, the 23-year-old was told by Ag Sgt Haynes to drop the hayfork; however, the man refused to heed the officer’s warning.
On seeing that the first man was in danger, Ag Sgt Haynes drew his service firearm and fired one shot towards the attacker, shooting him in the lower abdomen.
Police said the suspect was subsequently taken to the Point Fortin Health Facility where he was treated.