Beetham rush hour shooting victim critical

Po­lice have iden­ti­fied Dwayne King as the man who was shot dur­ing rush hour traf­fic along the Beetham High­way ear­li­er to­day.

King was at­tacked just around 8.30 am by two masked men armed with high-pow­ered weapons near the fly­over at Na­tion­al Pe­tro­le­um. He was dri­ving his sil­ver Nis­san Ti­i­da along the west­bound lane of the high­way at the time.

The gun­men fled the scene in their ve­hi­cle in the chaos which en­sued, hit­ting oth­er ve­hi­cles as they weaved through traf­fic and used the high­way's shoul­der to es­cape.

Hinds files police report into Beetham wetting incident

Laventille West MP and acting Attorney General Fitzgerald Hinds has filed a police report about yesterday's incident in Beetham Gardens and police have launched an immediate investigation.

Police Public Information Officer ASP Michael Jackman confirmed to CNC3 that MP Hinds made an official report about the incident to the police.

While touring flood-stricken Beetham Gardens, water was thrown on Hinds and Councilor Akil Audian, prompting them to flee.

Hinds was seen leaving the Besson Street Police Station this morning.

Police: No traffic disruptions along Beetham Highway

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service has confirmed that there has been no obstruction to the normal flow of traffic along the Beetham Highway, Port of Spain, contrary to reports circulating via social media.

A statement by the TTPS says that following a police-involved shooting incident in the Beetham Gardens area around 6:30 am today, officers of the Port of Spain Division moved in swiftly to maintain law and order.

It says that as a consequence of the preemptive action of the police, there was no disruption in the flow of traffic.

Police shoot and kill 19-year-old in Beetham

A 19-year-old is shot and killed by police this morning. The victim is identified as Akiel Thomas also known as Alkaline. According to police at around 6:40 am officers from Port of Spain CID and the interagency task force were conducting an exercise and upon reaching hell yard Beetham Gardens they noticed Thomas with a firearm, police tell CNC3 news that they called out the teen who then pointed the firearm at the officers. He did not open fire but officers shot at the 19-year-old who was hit in the chest. He was taken to hospital where he died.