Police shoot mentally-challenged man in La Romain following distress call

A 26-year-old man has been fatally shot by police after he allegedly attacked officers with a knife.

Shortly after 7 pm on Tuesday, officers of the San Fernando Police Station responded to a distress call.

Upon arrival to a home in La Romain, officers were informed that a man was allegedly physically assaulting his mother.

The officers attempted to subdue the man but he allegedly attacked them with a knife.

The officers subsequently drew their firearm and shot the man.

He was taken to the San Fernando General Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Investigations are ongoing.