A man was killed during a police-involved shooting in Carapichaima on Thursday morning.
The victim has been identified as Devon Lewis, of Mungal Trace, Orange Field Road.
According to a police report, at about 4 am—acting on intelligence received—a team of police officers from the Central Division went to the house.
On approaching the front door, officers alleged that they were shot at from someone inside the house.
The officers returned fire, shooting Lewis several times about the body. He died on the scene.
Police Commissioner-Designate Gary Griffith is receiving support from officers of various ranks of the police service following his appointment.
According to asp Richard Smith of the central division, officers are ready and willing to work with Griffith with the common goal of reducing the country's crime rate.
ASP Richard said “We don’t know Mr Griffith personally but we have a new Commissioner and we will continue to serve the nation”
He went on to pledge his support for Mr Griffith.
Two persons were arrested during a police exercise in Chaguanas. The suspects were held in connection with the discovery of a revolver and ammunition by Central Division officers.
The following is a press release from the TTPS:
A 17-year-old is among two persons arrested and a revolver and a quantity of ammunition seized by officers of the Central Division Operations Unit, during an anti-crime exercise, in the Chaguanas district, over the weekend.