Military: Shot officer was not involved in high-level investigations

The military is denying claims that the soldier who died from a gunshot wound at Camp Cumuto, was involved in an investigation into photos that were made public last year, of the Attorney General's children holding weapons at an army base.

In a press release issued yesterday afternoon, the Regiment’s Public Affairs Unit said it was greatly concerned by inaccuracies over a link to the high-profile investigation and Samaroo’s death on Thursday being circulated on social media web sites.

Regiment condemns shooting of soldier; commits resources to help find gunman

The Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force has issued a statement strongly condemning what it calls "the brazen and unwarranted attack and wounding of Lance Corporal (LCpl) Ian Carter and an unidentified civilian".

In an immediate response to this shooting, Acting Commanding Officer of the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment (TTR) Colonel Dexter Francis said he would commit “the necessary resources in support of the TTPS to bring the perpetrators of this heinous act to justice”.