A Carenage man who was shot and injured three weeks ago during a police-involved shooting in Big Yard, Carenage, was granted bail yesterday, as the police once again failed to properly present their evidence in the matter.
This allowed one of the men, Dequan Dyall, 21, to be granted bail with a surety or a cash alternative of $40,000 after the matter was heard for the second time in the Port-of-Spain Magistrates’ 4b Court before Magistrate Sarah De Silva.
While residents of Big Yard, Carenage, claim they are being targeted by the police, the nearby community of L’anse Mitan is calling for higher visibility of law enforcement officers due to an ongoing war between opposing gangs who have been unleashing a reign of terror on law-abiding citizens.
The call for a greater police presence was made by L’anse Mitan residents yesterday, four days after Keron Eve, 30, Kareem Roberts, 27, and Naomi Nelson, 14, were allegedly shot dead in a police-related shooting.
Three people were killed and six others, including a police officer, were wounded during a shootout between Western Division officers and residents of Big Yard in Carenage this evening, police have confirmed in a statement.
Residents say a teenage girl and the godson of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley are among the dead.
The TTPS said in a statement that officers on patrol in Carenage were attempting to arrest a suspect when a man opened fire on the officers.
Police are searching for a group of gunmen who opened fire on them at Upper Haig Street, Carenage on Friday.
Several units from the Emergency Response Team responded and joined in the search after officers called for back up.
A senior officer of the Western Division denied reports that three people were shot dead. He also dismissed reports that a police officer was shot.
More as this story develops.