Suspects in police shooting surrender to police

Friday, June 3, 2016 - 00:00

Two men surrendered to the police this afternoon in connection with the shooting and wounding of Sgt Ricardo Morris.

According to police sources, the men, who live in the Sea Lots area walked into the charge room of the Central Police Station at about 3 pm accompanied by their representing attorneys.

Morris, who is assigned to the Belmont Police Station, was at a basketball court at Pioneer Drive, Sea Lots, at about 9.30 pm last Thursday with his son, when he saw a man walking with a high-powered weapon. 

Police said Morris, who lives in Central Trinidad, spoke with the gunman and the men began fighting. 

During the struggle two other men jumped in to aid the gunman, who had a loaded AR15 rifle. One of the men took the gun and shot Morris twice, in the left hip and left forearm. The trio then ran off with the gun. 

Officers from the Guard and Emergency Branch, who were on patrol in the area, took Morris to the hospital where he was treated and warded in a stable condition up until today.

Morris’ shooting came two days after another off-duty police officer was ambushed, shot and killed, as well as the murder of a regiment officer at his home.