A man has been shot and killed in Belmont.
According to reports shortly after 4:30 this morning residents of Durant Street heard several loud explosions.
Police were contacted and on arrival discovered the body of a man lying in a pool of blood near a drain.
The wounded man was taken to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Police are investigating.
Community leader Cedric “Burkie” Burke yesterday appealed to police officers to respect women’s privacy when carrying out raids.
In a brief interview near his Sea Lots home shortly after he was released from police custody yesterday morning, Burke claimed police officers acted inappropriately to his female relatives when they arrested him and raided two of his homes last week.
The country’s most wanted man, described by police as very dangerous and a suspect in several murders dating back to 2016, was arrested in an Operation Strike Back anti-crime police exercise over the weekend.
Acting in intelligence received, officers led by ACP Mc Donald Jacob went an apartment in D’abadie and arrested the 30-year-old suspect. They said they found in his possession a loaded Glock 17 pistol, an extended magazine clip containing eight rounds of 9 mm ammunition and a sock with 32 rounds of 9 mm ammunition.
Police have arrested over 258 persons in connection with various offences including gang activity, shootings, outstanding warrants and gun and narcotics possession, a statement by the Police Service said.
The statement said that over 4,500 police officers across the nine police divisions have engaged in anti-crime exercises over the past 72 hours, conducting patrols, stop and searches and operations critical to treating with matters of crime and criminal activities across the country.
Daniel Felix Reyes a 21-year-old labourer from Ste. Madeleine has been sentenced to 24 months of hard labour after pleading guilty to charges of possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Reyes, of Coquette Street, Ste. Madeleine was charged with possession of firearm and possession of ammunition, when he appeared before Magistrate Alicia Chankar, in the San Fernando 1st Magistrates’ Court, on February 12th.
A new plot has been uncovered to assassinate Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith by two incarcerated gang leaders and one of their associates.
Intelligence sources say the contract to kill was connected to the human trafficking bust which occurred last Wednesday.
The information is compiled in a confidential report prepared by the Special Operations Response Team on February 8.
Valentine's Day, considered a day of love, brought sorrow and hurt to the family of a 53-year-old partially blind woman after she was found with clothing covering her face and electrical cord tied around her neck. She later succumbed to her injuries at the Sangre Grande Hospital.
The woman was found lying on the floor of her kitchen around 8. 15 am.
A 58-year-old grandmother, who was shot by a stray bullet while lying on her couch at her Pleasantville home almost two weeks ago, has succumbed to her injuries.
Charmayne Gray died on Wednesday evening at the San Fernando General Hospital.
Complaining about the crime situation yesterday, her son Adrian Williams, 31, called for justice.
He said his mother, whose right leg was amputated above the knee due to complications from diabetes a few years ago, did not deserve to die that way.
Three residents from the Sealots and Beetham communities who go by the nicknames Burkie, Dole and Spanish have been taken in by police in raids this morning,
The raids are part of the ongoing Red Alert activity taking place by the police.
The men are assisting the police in their investgations into recent crime in the area.
We will have further information on this later.